Target: Mr. Robert Deluce, CEO of Porter Airlines
Goal: Apologize to woman for asking her to change seats based on a man’s sexist request.
It is clear that women and men are not valued equally by Western society when a man’s religious preferences are placed before basic respect for women by an airline company. Recently, aboard a Porter Airlines flight, a woman was asked to change her seat because the man who was supposed to be sitting next to her didn’t want to, most likely because he was a religious fanatic. This type of disrespect for women is not excusable by religion and the woman in question deserves a public apology from the airline.
The woman, Christine Flynn, saw the man coming down the aisle. When he arrived at their row, he refused to make eye contact with her, refused to speak to her, and proceeded to ask everyone else around him that was a man for a seat change. It is understandable that he has his religious values and this petition is not a question of those, though religion is no excuse for ignorance or sexism in this day and age. If he doesn’t respect women or want to sit next to them, that is his own issue that he should cope with.
The real issue here is that the airline, instead of forcing this man with a pretty serious restriction, i.e. not being able to sit next to half of the human race, to move, asked her to move instead. Why should she move? He is the one that is offended by her presence for no reason, he is the one that asked to be moved, and he is the one that arrived later. There was no reason for Ms. Flynn to move and, thankfully, she did not. Sign here to demand Porter Airlines apologize for insulting one of their passengers and prioritizing a man’s needs over a woman’s due respect.
Dear Mr. Deluce,
I am writing to express my extreme frustration with a situation that occurred onboard one of your company’s planes. A woman, Ms. Christine Flynn, was asked to change her seat because a male passenger, who was most likely a religious fanatic, did not want to sit next to her. His lack of respect for women, while a problem, is not what I am writing to you about. The suggestion that Ms. Flynn should have moved to accommodate this man and his religion, which is clearly sexist, is offensive and she deserves an apology from your company immediately. He was the one with restrictions, not her.
Situations like this make it clear that the value we place different value on men’s needs and women’s needs in our society and this situation needs to be rectified. I demand that you apologize to Ms. Flynn at once and ensure that all of your employees have sensitivity training to avoid another situation like this in the future. Furthermore, if passengers have special needs, they should probably mention that before boarding or shut their mouths. Please do what you know to be the right thing.
[Your Name Here]
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