Jerk of the Day: Passenger Leaves Rude Note For Female Pilot

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Jerk of the Day: Passenger Leaves Rude Note For Female Pilot
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Upon hearing that his flight was being led by a woman, a passenger left this note for pilot Carey Smith Steacy. She posted photos of the note to her Facebook page, along with this response:
To @David in 12E on my flight #463 from Calgary to Victoria today. It was my pleasure flying you safely to your destination. Thank you for the note you discreetly left me on your seat. You made sure to ask the flight attendants before we left if I had enough hours to be the Captain so safety is important to you, too. I respectfully disagree with your opinion that the "cockpit" (we now call it the flight deck as no cocks are required) is no place for a lady. In fact, there are no places that are not for ladies anymore. I have heard many comments from people throughout my 17 year career as a pilot. Most of them positive. Your note is, without a doubt, the funniest. It was a joke, right? RIGHT?? I thought, not. You were more than welcome to deplane when you heard I was a "fair lady." You have that right. Funny, we all, us humans, have the same rights in this great free country of ours. Now, back to my most important role, being a mother.

Progressive Thinking of the Day: Ad Changes Perspective on Toys for Girls

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Toy company, Goldie Blox, creates toys for girls that are outside the normal pretty-in-pink conception of what is appropriate for them. Their latest ad includes an extensive Rube Goldberg machine made out of traditional girls' toys set to a revised version of the Beastie Boys' Girls.

Sexist Pens of the Day

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Sexist Pens of the Day
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Clever Amazon reviewers are enlising sarcasm as a weapon against Bic's idiotic For Her line of pens. Here's one of the classics:

For years I had dreamed of penning a masterpiece and yet, when it came to that blank piece of paper the harsh offensive masculinity of the pen was just too intimidating. Finally it seems someone has actually considered what it is like to be female in this cruel world and how easily our little minds can be intimidated and denied the opportunity to do our life's work. Five stars.

[thanks, lesley!]

Mother's Day Misogyny of the Day

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Mother's Day Misogyny of the Day
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Mother's Day Misogyny of the Day: Katie says: "I found this while cutting coupons today. Clearly the people at Mr. Clean believe a woman’s place is in home cleaning. How did their marketing team not think this was offensive?"

Sadly, the one thing Mr. Clean couldn't get rid of was his anachronistic attitude toward women.

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