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.
A stopped clock being occasionally correct, I hope NOW is successful. Kids should not be sexualized. It is wrong.
I don’t approve of parents taking their kids to R movies, either, I don’t care, I am not a Libertarian and I don’t think it should be legal to sexualize or terrorize their kids.
Must suck to be miserable all the time ... (the one with the sign, that is)
What does this San Fran Freako news source say about kids attending perverted pride parades, such as the Fulsom Street event?
You’ve got kids, some bussed in by their schools, exposed to degenerate “males” performing indecent and unnatural acts upon each other.
NOW is an organization for ugly women
But it is okay for NOW to stand behind Jerry Brown when Jerry’’s staff called Meg Whitman a “whore.”
Bet she doesn't like Sarah, either (she's fitting the "Gussied-up bag lady" profile that overwhelmingly define Palin's female detractors).
Just look where little BillyBob's eyes are going ... smart kid :)
Hooters,,,, Ok, been there twice. What a completely retarded place, only outdone by a flock of seriously strange customers. Literally feel my skin crawling sitting there eating very bad food, over priced, looking at a bunch of girls wearing ugly orange shorts? Beam me up...
Undeniable Truth #24- “Feminism was established so as to allow unattractive women easier access to the mainstream of society.”
This seems incompatible with NOW...traditional values?
I agree - that is no place for kids...but what is NOW really up to by doing this? They now care about the well being of children they didn’t think had the right to be born in the first place? Some other motive going on here than wanting to protect impressionable minds...
I was in there one night and some lucky kid was having his birthday party in there. btw, There are some freepers who want to shut hooters down.
Next thing you know, they won't allow children at the swimming pool or the beach because women wear bikini's or thongs.
Good point! In addition, NOW is silent about Gay Days at Disneyland and Disney World where children are exposed to images and behaviors far more sexualized than what they would see at the typical Hooters restaurant.
I brought back a t-shirt from one of my business trips for one of my girlfriends at Hooters and she makes me cheesecake once a month.
I’m sure Hooters works for some folks, but man, not my scene. Granted, I’m in a county where even the Hooters girls are fat and ugly...
I don’t get it. The now nags are big on womyn baring their boobs in public when they’re feeding their kids but not when someone else is feeding their kids?!
Notice they dont say squat about the grope and change of little girls by TSA apes....
I am not siding with either one.
Well, certainly not the woman holding the sign!
Seriously, are we no-longer allowed to appreciate and enjoy beauty? Should we have all our women robed and masked like Muslims?
Most women are beautiful, and I'm going to look, sorry, I'm just a guy. My eye is also drawn to the fine curves of a well designed car, the dawn sky, and the sky at sunset. (often seen to-from work on the same day)
Hey NOW, how about not trying to be such a nanny state and impose your values on others? How about leaving it up to parents to decide if they want their kids to go to Hooters? Oh, that's right, that doesn't fit in with the big-government, elitist, liberal nanny-state agenda. Well, NOW, while you're trying to impose your values on America, consider how you would feel if it were say Hugh Hefner trying to impose his values on America? Or some porn producer? How about we have those little things known as freedom and liberty, without some idiot trying to determine what's best for us!
They are stuck somewhere in that undesirable middle, like a hunk of opossum roadkill that no one wants, but everyone has to scrape off their tire if they have the unfortunate meeting.
NOW should complain about CHEERLEADERS. REMOVE THE CHEERLEADERS they are destroying the children in school.
OH... and the Football team as well, them in their skintight outfits and shiny helmets. How dare they exhibit their strength and masculinity in public. The should be ashamed for the youngsters they infect.
Every last one
For those that don't know - that's from a Terri Clark song. ;-)
Since both my wife and I are Terri Clark fans, the line from her "Girls Lie Too" song about liking Hooters for their hot wings has become sort-of a punch-line between us. Any time we happen to drive by a Hooters one of us will ask the other if they are in the mood for some hot wings...
First, I've never seen anything 'sexual' going on at a HOOTERS.
Second, have you been to CHUCKY CHEESE?
There’s a little bit of dictator in every leftist.