Friday, September 28, 2007
Friday Cheers and Jeers
We'll start with the jeers - a pregnant woman was fired from a plastic surgery office "...after being told to suck in her belly so she wouldn't scare away patients." The plaintiff, Erin Griggle, "was told to keep 'sucking her belly in' by Dr. Brian Vasser Heil...so she didn't scare away patients who came to the office to look better." Yes, folks, according to this doctor, all you have to do to hide a pregnancy from prying eyes is inhale deeply. Apparently we humans are still so uncomfortable with our own biology that after a mere 200,000 years, we are still absolutely terrified by the sight of a pregnant woman. Terrified. And here I though that being pregnant had become trendy. Via Feministing.
Jeers to Italy for ordering stiletto heels as a mandatory part of the uniform for its female police officers. Via Jezebel.
Cheers to the US Senate for finding a way to "extend federal hate-crime protection to people victimized because of their sexuality," but jeers to Bush for making them have to sneak such reasonable legislation in with an unrelated military bill.
Finally, can you do a cheers and jeers post without paying homage to Stephen Colbert's Tip of the Hat/Wag of the Finger? I can't. And this one is on a SI hot debate topic - breast feeding. So, without further ado - I give you Wag of the Finger - Breasts.