Hurrah, Hooters in Bristol has closed! But it's still festering in Cardiff, and the threats of one in Brighton continue. The licensing committees, despite their dedication to gender equality, believe Hooters is a family friendly restaurant that doesn't encourage sexual objectification of women. We disagree.
The UK does not want 'Hooters'. It is a retrograde step for a country dedicated to gender equality
Wednesday, 20 October 2010
Kirsty Davie (Lib Dem)
Liberal Democrat councillor Kirsty Davie says: “As I see it, the issue is not whether women should be permitted to wear gym-shorts, ankle-socks and tight fitting T-shirts.
"Rather it should not be part of their job description that they should do so.
“The argument that women are free to choose whether they work for Hooters does not work when set in its wider context, while on average women continue to earn 30% less than men and suffer disproportionately from ‘labour flexibility’.
“That is part-time and temporary work, in addition to the burden of domestic labour – this so-called ‘free choice’ is not really free.”