Skip to comments.NOW goes after Hooters for catering to kids
Posted on 12/16/2010 7:14:54 PM PST by NormsRevenge
SAN FRANCISCO -- The National Organization for Women filed complaints against local Hooters restaurants Thursday, but not for exploiting its scantily clad waitresses by subjecting them to leering and groping customers.
The subject this time was Hooters' catering to children.
The restaurants in San Francisco, San Bruno, Sacramento and Orange County are classified as "adult entertainment" establishments but also serve minors, NOW's California chapter said in papers filed with police and prosecutors.
What's more, the organization said, Hooters provides child menus, high chairs and booster seats, and sells T-shirts in children's sizes that identify the wearer as a "Future Hooters Girl."
Patricia Bellasalma, NOW's California president, asserted that Hooters is violating state and local laws prohibiting sexually oriented "adult" businesses from serving minors. The chain is also violating federal employment standards, she said.
Bellasalma said the federal government has not subjected Hooters to the rules requiring employers to protect their workers from harassment by customers. The Atlanta-based chain has successfully argued that its employees know they will be working in sexually charged surroundings, Bellasalma said.
But in recent years, she said, the company has promoted itself as more family-friendly. She cited a statement on hooters.com that "10 percent of the parties we serve have children in them."
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employees know they will be working in sexually charged surroundings,
OK, so what did God create hooters for? Kids, right?
lol .. yur asking about things I’m just not as abreast of as I wisht I t’war .. you’d have to ask God about his original intent. ;-)
Breastfeeding babies are an underserved market.
Pretty soon NOW will be asking that burkas be mandated on all the SanFran beaches too, just in case a kid happens to see a lady in a bikini. Or that they ban beach balls and frisbees that cater to kids on those beaches.
Seems perfectly wholesome to me.
And burkas for Hooters girls. Just think of what those would look like!
America needs mo’ hos.
"SOME women are not for decoration."
And this is the same, uh, lady that said it was accurate to call Meg Whitman a “whore”.
Hooter’s waitresses are dressed less provocatively than most high school girls—maybe NOW should go after high school principals. I roll my eyes.
And New Englanders don’t understand why the rest of the country dislikes Boston teams...
Where is NOW’s outrage over women being stoned to death?
Or “honor” murders of women in America?
NOW has ZERO credibility as an activist organization in support of women - it is simply a mouth organ of the left.