UnderCover Waitress: Waitresses Happy to Learn They Will be Serving Nixon, Too

Friday, April 15, 2011

Waitresses Happy to Learn They Will be Serving Nixon, Too

Score a point for Women's Lib. Found this old article about waitresses who took exception to being displaced by waiters for a presidential function. The producers of a black tie dinner planned on replacing the professional waitresses with waiters because "protocol traditionally has men serving at formal state affairs."

The women, alongside other women for equal rights, demanded being allowed to do their jobs and serve the president. Good for them!

Funny how times change. This article from 1970 sounds ludicrous by today's standards, and yet we haven't come as far as we need to. Today, we have cocktail waitresses fighting being terminated not for being female, but rather for aging and having a healthy body weight. We've come a long way, but not long enough.

Eugene Register Guard, September 2, 1970

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