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NOW goes after Hooters for catering to kids
SFgate.com ^ | 12/16/10 | Bob Egelko

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."

(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...


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To: NormsRevenge

Of course it’s perfectly fine with the NOW gang to kill millions of future Hooters customers who would eat food ordered off the children’s menu.


51 posted on 12/16/2010 8:00:43 PM PST by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: Professional
"I’m in a county where even the Hooters girls are fat and ugly"

Lincoln county Nebraska?
52 posted on 12/16/2010 8:01:48 PM PST by JoSixChip (A nation of sheep will be led by pigs!)
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To: Perdogg
and she makes me cheesecake once a month

Please... there may be children reading this.

":L)

53 posted on 12/16/2010 8:03:15 PM PST by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed postpThey're playing an apples-and-oranges game.)
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To: NormsRevenge
Just wait until NOW discovers one of my favorite places, the Titled Kilt.
54 posted on 12/16/2010 8:05:40 PM PST by mnehring
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To: kosciusko51

The kid giving the middle finger was actually at a soccer match in the Netherlands, but there exist dozens of Photoshopped variations.


55 posted on 12/16/2010 8:06:06 PM PST by Strk321
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To: Professional; Perdogg
I’m in a county where even the Hooters girls are fat and ugly...

Yeah, but I bet the food is good.

56 posted on 12/16/2010 8:06:46 PM PST by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed postpThey're playing an apples-and-oranges game.)
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To: All

NOW and all the other radical feminists lost their credibility by supporting Bill Clinton and the Kennedys, all known abusers of women.


57 posted on 12/16/2010 8:07:29 PM PST by Strk321
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To: UCANSEE2

I will say it for you men who enjoy the beauty of a woman:

Homely woman need to mind there own business.

Does that poor woman holding the sign really think anyone cares?


58 posted on 12/16/2010 8:09:42 PM PST by Global2010 (Pisces at hospites tribus diebus foetebunt.....)
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To: Persevero

Thanks for the dumbest post of the day and you have some tough competition.


59 posted on 12/16/2010 8:12:59 PM PST by packrat35 (I got your tag line..)
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To: Persevero
I don’t approve of parents taking their kids to R movies

You've never been to a Hooters have you? They are dressed less provocatively than some G rated Disney characters.

60 posted on 12/16/2010 8:15:11 PM PST by mnehring
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To: mnehring

Oh my.
http://www.tiltedkilt.com/
On my list for my next Vegas soiree. Thanks!


61 posted on 12/16/2010 8:15:34 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: DemforBush

What is that???


62 posted on 12/16/2010 8:17:05 PM PST by expatguy (Support "An American Expat in Southeast Asia" - DONATE)
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To: NormsRevenge

The food is actually really, really good too.

Also, check out The Flying Saucer. 200+ types of beers and very cute waitresses in kilts.


63 posted on 12/16/2010 8:17:37 PM PST by mnehring
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To: Ironfocus

Wow! Hooters used to allow cigars in their restaturants. Where can men be MEN?>p>
Answer: nowhere


64 posted on 12/16/2010 8:37:37 PM PST by boop ("Let's just say they'll be satisfied with LESS"... Ming the Merciless)
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To: NormsRevenge
This Hooters story belongs in the comic section. I have spent plenty of time in California including many of the Hooters located in the LA area, I have also been to the beaches in the same area, trust me they use more cotton and man made fibers at Hooters than at the beach and there are children at both, come to think of it the children used less clothing at the beach as well.
I will bet there is a law someplace that requires Hooters no matter what the designation to provide high chairs and child seats in their restaurants probably lobbied by the same people under a different but equally offensive organization.
65 posted on 12/16/2010 8:48:46 PM PST by CowboyConservative
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To: packrat35
Thanks for the dumbest post of the day and you have some tough competition.

LOL. Both funny and true.

66 posted on 12/16/2010 8:49:25 PM PST by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: mnehring

Would you want to see the lady holding the sign in a Hooters outfit? Not even after an extended happy hour would that be appealing! Now we have the rest of the story!


67 posted on 12/16/2010 8:51:18 PM PST by CowboyConservative
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To: mnehring

“:You’ve never been to a Hooters have you? They are dressed less provocatively than some G rated Disney characters. “

No, but I’ve seen photos (some are posted on this thread).

The whole point of the Hooters chain is sexy women in very scanty clothes. I don’t think you should be taking kids there. I won’t apologize for it.

You may go to a gymnastics competition and see similarly scantily dressed women. But the purpose there is athletic competition, not lust.

The intention and purpose of Hooters is clear (sexual titillation) and anyone who pretends otherwise is deceiving themselves.


68 posted on 12/16/2010 8:56:05 PM PST by Persevero (Merry Christmas!)
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To: packrat35

“Thanks for the dumbest post of the day and you have some tough competition.”

Insult me all you like. Take your kids to Hooters; take them to sexy movies; leave your porn lying around; have it accessible on the computer; make sexual jokes around them; wear porn-y t shirts.

I feel sorry for your kids if you do. But you will answer for it, even if they do suffer for it.

At least you can feel “smart.”


69 posted on 12/16/2010 8:57:53 PM PST by Persevero (Merry Christmas!)
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To: UCANSEE2

“Second, have you been to CHUCKY CHEESE? “

I have in fact been to Chucky Cheese. Not my call, but there I was.

What is your point? There is nothing aggressively sexual about Chuck E Cheese.


70 posted on 12/16/2010 8:58:38 PM PST by Persevero (Merry Christmas!)
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To: Perdogg

“One of” your girlfriends? You go, dude. ;-)


71 posted on 12/16/2010 9:05:06 PM PST by babyfreep
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To: UCANSEE2

Food is good? LOL, no, it’s terrible. There isn’t really a great place to eat in the whole county either. Pierce County WA, home of fat chicks and terrible restaurants!

The Hooter girls are soooo ugly, No, Pro, how ugly are they?

The Hooters girls and strippers here are so ugly you tip them to get a tummy tuck and a facelift!


72 posted on 12/16/2010 9:06:01 PM PST by Professional
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To: NormsRevenge

I must have missed something in my travels to LA. The only Hooters I was able to grope a waitress in was in Waco Texas and that was after hours and far from her place of employment.


73 posted on 12/16/2010 9:07:32 PM PST by CowboyConservative
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To: NormsRevenge

I must have missed something in my travels to LA. The only Hooters I was able to grope a waitress in was in Waco Texas and that was after hours and far from her place of employment.


74 posted on 12/16/2010 9:07:37 PM PST by CowboyConservative
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To: NormsRevenge

The minute NOW targets Muslims and Sharia law for stoning to death women, (and other myriad atrocities against women) that’s when, and only when, I begin to take NOW seriously. Until then, they can go f themselves.

This faux outrage over Hooters is laughable.


75 posted on 12/16/2010 9:09:45 PM PST by khnyny (What exactly is a CDO??)
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To: NormsRevenge

DA** NAGS have nothing better to do???


76 posted on 12/16/2010 9:12:32 PM PST by markman46 (engage brain before using keyboard!!!)
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To: DemforBush

What is That???

77 posted on 12/16/2010 9:24:28 PM PST by greatdefender (If You Want Peace.....Prepare For War)
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To: NormsRevenge

Funny, most posters on here say they support family values...


78 posted on 12/16/2010 10:09:29 PM PST by Amberdawn
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To: Persevero

Been to a hooters once in my life, at my best friend’s stag party. Not really my scene.

It was by far the tamest entertainment of the evening and that includes watching Inception, which is hardly an R rated movie.

Would it be my first choice for a kids birthday? No. But it’s hardly the case that it equates to porn. Sometimes a restaurant with pretty girls is just that, a restaurant with pretty girls.


79 posted on 12/16/2010 10:09:29 PM PST by BenKenobi
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To: Amberdawn

Ma’am what exactly about hooters doesn’t qualify for family values?

You have pretty ladies and good food. How many restaurants out there family or otherwise have pretty ladies as servers? I’d guess pretty much most, if not all of them.


80 posted on 12/16/2010 10:11:14 PM PST by BenKenobi
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To: rockrr

Is NOW the group of menopausal bare my boobs to protest?

I thought that was an eviromental leftist type group.

They all look alike.

Instead of protesting ya think they would do something for humanity they claim to care about.

Like devote some time to the people of Calcutta or nurse the Cholera stricken children of Haitti.

Volenteer at the Humane Society.


81 posted on 12/16/2010 10:11:59 PM PST by Global2010 (Pisces at hospites tribus diebus foetebunt.....)
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To: Persevero

I didn’t think you could top your first flip of stupid but this post upped the ante and topped it.

Do you find women offensive? Do you wear a burka? Have you EVER been to a pool or beach? Cause you’ll find far skimpier outfits there. Church lady types such as you are getting on my nerves.


82 posted on 12/16/2010 10:24:09 PM PST by packrat35 (I got your tag line..)
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To: packrat35

“Do you find women offensive? Do you wear a burka? Have you EVER been to a pool or beach? Cause you’ll find far skimpier outfits there. Church lady types such as you are getting on my nerves.”

There is a difference between environments where sex is pushed and where sex is incidental.

Shoot, in an emergency room you get full frontal nudity. Am I campaigning against that? No. It has to do with PUSHING SEXUALITY ON KIDS.

I could care less if I get on your nerves.


83 posted on 12/16/2010 10:33:10 PM PST by Persevero (Merry Christmas!)
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To: BenKenobi

It is true there is a matter of degree.

Obviously some places are worse than others.

For example, I’d rather see someone take their kids to Hooters than to a strip club.

Still, a deliberately pushy sexualized sell is not ok for kids, I don’t care if people want to pretend otherwise.

Who on this thread would take their kid to a whore? To a strip club? Sit and read Penthouse together?

It’s all about where you draw the line.


84 posted on 12/16/2010 10:35:01 PM PST by Persevero (Merry Christmas!)
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To: Persevero

How is hooters worse than a family restaurant with pretty girls serving you?


85 posted on 12/17/2010 6:57:31 AM PST by BenKenobi
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To: BenKenobi

Get a grip. If the food was all that good, they wouldn’t need T&A to sell it and I’ve eaten there.


86 posted on 12/17/2010 9:30:11 AM PST by Amberdawn
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To: NormsRevenge

Awwww.... she finally growed up.

87 posted on 12/17/2010 10:50:19 AM PST by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: BenKenobi

“How is hooters worse than a family restaurant with pretty girls serving you?”

It’s the purpose of the restaurant.

Why does anyone go to Hooters? The name itself tells you why. They don’t hide it. The purpose is to leer at very scantily clad young women who have height and weight and measurement requirements to make sure they are as sexy as possible.

No one is against pretty girls. I have pretty girls of my own in my family.

I might ask you: would you take kids to a Playboy bunny bar for Shirley Temples? If not, why not?

No one goes to to Hooters for the food. They go to ogle and leer without consequences, in a manner that would not be tolerated at a Denny’s or a Waffle House or Chez Michel’s.


88 posted on 12/17/2010 1:45:45 PM PST by Persevero (Merry Christmas!)
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To: Perdogg

I’m not a fan. Never been inside one. Can’t imagine Freepers who want big government, i.e., regulation that shuts down Hooters.


89 posted on 12/17/2010 2:17:28 PM PST by DBCJR (What would you expect?)
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To: greatdefender

The story behind that sketch is that they didn’t have one “ready” so Murray and Martin ad libbed it on the spot.


90 posted on 12/17/2010 11:35:32 PM PST by boop ("Let's just say they'll be satisfied with LESS"... Ming the Merciless)
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