UnderCover Waitress: Educational Field Trips

Monday, June 13, 2011

Educational Field Trips

Some of the many hats I wear include mother and teacher. I am also a waitress and a writer.

As a waitressing blogger, I am outspoken in my righteous indignation against Hooters, Tilted Kilt, and other "breastaurant" chain restaurants that demean women. Similar to the cocktail waitresses in Atlantic City, I expect these waitresses will eventually be put out for garbage pick-up if they don't find other employment before gaining weight or aging. 

Here is a bizarre news item: Pennsylvania 8th grade students on a school field trip to an aquarium were taken to Hooters Restaurant for lunch. How educational.

What lessons are we teaching these children? These are impressionable young people who have now entered puberty and are on the cusp of the most awkward time of their lives? They are about to forge ahead into self-determination, sexuality and adulthood.

The boys learned that females are sex objects. They were most likely highly distracted as they chewed their burgers. Maybe they thought it was funny, or maybe they watched the chaperones to see their responses.

The girls, on the other hand, were treated to role models that the school chaperones seem to approve of. I wonder if their parents approve? 

Who needs to study and do homework when you have breasts you can show off for money? 

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