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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."

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1 posted on 12/16/2010 7:14:56 PM PST by NormsRevenge
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employees know they will be working in sexually charged surroundings,

understatement


2 posted on 12/16/2010 7:16:06 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

OK, so what did God create hooters for? Kids, right?


3 posted on 12/16/2010 7:17:34 PM PST by DBCJR (What would you expect?)
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To: NormsRevenge
Hooters girls have for more class than NOW hags.


4 posted on 12/16/2010 7:18:11 PM PST by mnehring
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To: DBCJR

5 posted on 12/16/2010 7:18:43 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: mnehring
for = far
6 posted on 12/16/2010 7:18:57 PM PST by mnehring
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To: DBCJR

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. ;-)


7 posted on 12/16/2010 7:19:34 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

8 posted on 12/16/2010 7:20:00 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Breastfeeding babies are an underserved market.


9 posted on 12/16/2010 7:20:31 PM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: NormsRevenge

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.


10 posted on 12/16/2010 7:20:46 PM PST by Ironfocus
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To: NormsRevenge

Seems perfectly wholesome to me.

11 posted on 12/16/2010 7:21:05 PM PST by DemforBush (I got three passports, a couple of visas. You don't even know my real name..)
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To: Ironfocus

And burkas for Hooters girls. Just think of what those would look like!


12 posted on 12/16/2010 7:22:20 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: NormsRevenge

America needs mo’ hos.


13 posted on 12/16/2010 7:22:42 PM PST by Calusa (The pump won't prime 'cause the vandals took the handle. Quoth Bob Dylan.)
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To: NormsRevenge

14 posted on 12/16/2010 7:24:46 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: mnehring
Her sign needs some editing:

"SOME women are not for decoration."

15 posted on 12/16/2010 7:25:11 PM PST by kosciusko51
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To: NormsRevenge

And this is the same, uh, lady that said it was accurate to call Meg Whitman a “whore”.


16 posted on 12/16/2010 7:25:11 PM PST by Ironfocus
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To: NormsRevenge

Hooter’s waitresses are dressed less provocatively than most high school girls—maybe NOW should go after high school principals. I roll my eyes.


17 posted on 12/16/2010 7:25:38 PM PST by SoCalConstitutionalist
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To: JoeProBono

And New Englanders don’t understand why the rest of the country dislikes Boston teams...


18 posted on 12/16/2010 7:27:17 PM PST by kosciusko51
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To: NormsRevenge

Where is NOW’s outrage over women being stoned to death?

http://www.jihadwatch.org/2010/09/video-surfaces-of-taliban-stoning-woman-in-northwest-pakistan.html

Or “honor” murders of women in America?

http://www.forbes.com/2010/08/17/honor-killings-muslim-abuse-opinions-columnists-abigail-r-esman.html

NOW has ZERO credibility as an activist organization in support of women - it is simply a mouth organ of the left.


19 posted on 12/16/2010 7:29:04 PM PST by caper gal 1
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To: NormsRevenge

20 posted on 12/16/2010 7:29:10 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: NormsRevenge

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.


21 posted on 12/16/2010 7:29:10 PM PST by Persevero (Merry Christmas!)
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To: Calusa
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22 posted on 12/16/2010 7:30:20 PM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: mnehring

Must suck to be miserable all the time ... (the one with the sign, that is)

23 posted on 12/16/2010 7:30:27 PM PST by Mr_Moonlight
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To: NormsRevenge

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.


24 posted on 12/16/2010 7:31:19 PM PST by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: NormsRevenge

NOW is an organization for ugly women


25 posted on 12/16/2010 7:33:06 PM PST by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: NormsRevenge

But it is okay for NOW to stand behind Jerry Brown when Jerry’’s staff called Meg Whitman a “whore.”


26 posted on 12/16/2010 7:33:20 PM PST by BAW (Joy to the World.)
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To: NormsRevenge
"Patricia Bellasalma, NOW's California president..."

Bet she doesn't like Sarah, either (she's fitting the "Gussied-up bag lady" profile that overwhelmingly define Palin's female detractors).

27 posted on 12/16/2010 7:34:18 PM PST by DemforBush (I got three passports, a couple of visas. You don't even know my real name..)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Just look where little BillyBob's eyes are going ... smart kid :)

28 posted on 12/16/2010 7:34:30 PM PST by Mr_Moonlight
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To: DemforBush

29 posted on 12/16/2010 7:35:59 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

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...


30 posted on 12/16/2010 7:36:29 PM PST by Professional
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To: DemforBush

Undeniable Truth #24- “Feminism was established so as to allow unattractive women easier access to the mainstream of society.”


31 posted on 12/16/2010 7:36:39 PM PST by dfwgator (Welcome to the Gator Nation Will Muschamp)
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To: NormsRevenge

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...


32 posted on 12/16/2010 7:39:45 PM PST by Republican Wildcat
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To: DBCJR

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.


33 posted on 12/16/2010 7:40:00 PM PST by Perdogg (What Would Aqua Buddha do?)
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To: NormsRevenge
Granted that I may not be the most experienced HOOTERS customer, but the atmosphere and the outfits are not exactly titillating. It's more of a novelty thing.

Next thing you know, they won't allow children at the swimming pool or the beach because women wear bikini's or thongs.

34 posted on 12/16/2010 7:41:35 PM PST by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed postpThey're playing an apples-and-oranges game.)
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To: Grizzled Bear
re: 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.

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.

35 posted on 12/16/2010 7:43:19 PM PST by Nevadan
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To: Professional

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.


36 posted on 12/16/2010 7:43:47 PM PST by Perdogg (What Would Aqua Buddha do?)
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To: Perdogg

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...


37 posted on 12/16/2010 7:46:38 PM PST by Professional
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To: NormsRevenge

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?!


38 posted on 12/16/2010 7:46:53 PM PST by rockrr ("I said that I was scared of you!" - pokie the pretend cowboy)
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To: Grizzled Bear

Notice they dont say squat about the grope and change of little girls by TSA apes....


39 posted on 12/16/2010 7:48:37 PM PST by Crim (The Obama Doctrine : A doctrine based on complete ignorance,applied with extreme incompetence..)
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To: NormsRevenge

I am not siding with either one.


40 posted on 12/16/2010 7:48:53 PM PST by GeronL (#7 top poster at CC, friend to all, nicest guy ever, +96/-14, ignored by 1 sockpuppet.. oh & BANNED)
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To: mnehring
"Women are not for decoration"

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!

41 posted on 12/16/2010 7:48:58 PM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: NormsRevenge
The now skanks are just pissed off because he teenage girls want the tits, and the teenage boys want to play with them.

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.

42 posted on 12/16/2010 7:49:08 PM PST by mmercier (looking for somebody to shove)
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To: SoCalConstitutionalist
Hooter’s waitresses are dressed less provocatively than most high school girls—maybe NOW should go after high school principals. I roll my eyes.

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.

43 posted on 12/16/2010 7:49:25 PM PST by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed postpThey're playing an apples-and-oranges game.)
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To: NormsRevenge
Hang the communists.

Every last one

44 posted on 12/16/2010 7:49:41 PM PST by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: NormsRevenge
You know, I hear Hooters has good hot wings!

For those that don't know - that's from a Terri Clark song. ;-)

45 posted on 12/16/2010 7:49:56 PM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: ThunderSleeps

Well said.


46 posted on 12/16/2010 7:50:36 PM PST by mnehring
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To: mnehring; NormsRevenge
HOOTERS GIRL: "That's like saying you don't want your house to have any paint."


47 posted on 12/16/2010 7:55:03 PM PST by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed postpThey're playing an apples-and-oranges game.)
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To: UCANSEE2
You're right about Hooters being a novelty thing. I think I've been in one once? Maybe twice. Where I'm at now, the Hooters in town just isn't in a convenient location. I suppose if it were more convenient I might stop in and see what the food is like. Sure, the attire and physical charms of the staff may be fun, but a restaurant is about food and service, right?

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...

48 posted on 12/16/2010 7:57:03 PM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: Persevero
Kids should not be sexualized.

First, I've never seen anything 'sexual' going on at a HOOTERS.

Second, have you been to CHUCKY CHEESE?

49 posted on 12/16/2010 7:59:44 PM PST by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed postpThey're playing an apples-and-oranges game.)
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To: NormsRevenge

There’s a little bit of dictator in every leftist.


50 posted on 12/16/2010 8:00:02 PM PST by popdonnelly (Class warfare is Obama's thing.)
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