Sunday, September 02, 2018

The kids' stickers that landed in a storm of controversy

THEY are an innocent pair of stickers intended to be a fun accessory for children during their flight.

But these stickers, distributed by UK travel operator TUI to their young flyers, have landed in centre of a sexism controversy.

Passenger Dame Gillian Morgan, 65, a former senior Welsh government official, was on a flight from Bristol, in the United Kingdom to Paphos, Cyprus, when she saw flight attendants handing out the stickers to children on board.

The stickers came in two varieties, with one bearing the words “future captain” and on the other, “future cabin crew”.
The stickers that have landed in a storm of controversy. Picture: TUI

Dame Gillian said it upset her to see boys were being handed the “captain” stickers while the “cabin crew” stickers went to girls.

She told UK’s Metro she was “absolutely sure” the stickers were handed out according to gender.

“The stickers were gender neutral but it’s the way that they were handed out that makes it complicated,” she said.

“I was with my great-niece and my great-nephew and of the two of them, she’s going to be the pilot, he’s going to be the cabin crew.

“I just think it’s a shame. TUI were trying, I think, to do the right thing but fundamentally missed the point. There must have been a way of doing it with a bit more thought. I was quite upset by it really.”



Anonymous said...

Oh dear, must not go according to the odds.

Bird of Paradise said...

Another snowflake on the loose and winnter is coming what will we do?

ScienceABC123 said...

Some people take offense at anything, including being told - "Have a good day."

Anonymous said...

SHE was upset. Anyone want to bet the kids didn't care?

Spurwing Plover the fighting shorebird said...

So darn pathetic these whining little snowflakes they need to GET A LIFE

Stan B said...

You know, if you ask 100 little boys who wants to be a captain and who wants to be "cabin crew" - you'll probably get close to 70% wanting to be captain.

If you ask 100 little girls - do you really think you'll get the same percentage?

MAYBE they were asking the children which they wanted, and the woman was just upset about NATURAL,BIOLOGICAL differences in aspirations among these children....