Air France stewardesses refuse to fly to Iran after airline wants them to dress in Islamic garb as to not offend Muslims
Women who wear veils or Islamic headscarves, she said, were like “negroes who supported slavery” Laurence Rossignol, union spokesperson representing flight crews, UNAC, has written to the minister for women’s rights and families.
Air France stewardesses, furious at being ordered to wear headscarves in Tehran, say they will refuse to fly to the Iranian capital when the airline resumes the service later this month. I have the deepest admiration for these flight attendants. They have more sense in their well-manicured pinkies then the whole of the Western elites.
What woman in her right mind would want to wear the garb of misogyny, gender apartheid, honor murder, hate and subjugation?
Flore Arrighi, head of the UNAC flight crews’ union, said that female staff were entitled to exercise “individual freedoms.” Finally, pushback against the most brutal and extreme ideology on the face of the earth.
This is the poison fruit of Obama’s pro-nuclear pact with Iran. What will be forced upon us next? What next? Conversion to Islam?
Ms Rossignol, who describes herself as “a feminist with a modern vision of the family,” was herself embroiled in a row over headscarves last month prompted by Marks and Spencer’s decision to sell the burkini, or full body swimsuit. Women who wear veils or Islamic headscarves, she said, were like “negroes who supported slavery” said Laurence Rossignol, another union representing flight crews, UNAC, has written to the minister for women’s rights and families.
“Air France stewardesses mutiny over order to wear headscarves,” By David Chazan, The Telegraph, April 2, 2016:
Air France stewardesses say they will refuse to fly to the Iranian capital when the airline resumes the service later this month
Air France stewardesses, furious at being ordered to wear headscarves in Tehran, say they will refuse to fly to the Iranian capital when the airline resumes the service later this month.
Female members of flight crews have been ordered to cover their hair once they disembark in Tehran and unions are demanding that the flights be made voluntary for women.
The resumption of a thrice-weekly service between Paris and Tehran, planned for April 17 after an eight-year break, follows a thaw in relations since Iran agreed to dismantle large sections of its nuclear programme.
Iranian women have been forced by law to cover their hair or face stiff fines since the 1979 Islamic revolution. In staunchly secular France, however, public signs of religion have been frowned upon since a 1905 law separating church and state.
French women see Islamic headscarves and veils as an affront to their dignity. Headscarves are banned in French state schools and offices, and it is illegal to wear the full-face Muslim veil in public.
Flore Arrighi, head of the UNAC flight crews’ union, said: “It is not our role to pass judgement on the wearing of headscarves or veils in Iran. What we are denouncing is that it is being made compulsory. Stewardesses must be given the right to refuse these flights.”
She added that female staff were entitled to exercise “individual freedoms”.
The financially ailing French airline, which sees the resumption of Tehran flights as an “excellent” business development, pointed out that other airline staff were obliged to comply with Iranian rules. “Tolerance and respect for the customs of the countries we serve are part of the values of our company,” a spokesman said.
In Saudi Arabia, stewardesses must wear the “abaya”, a long robe that covers the body, but unlike Saudi women they are not compelled to wear face veils.
Air France argued that French law allows “the restriction of individual liberties” if “justified by the nature of the task to be accomplished.”
The deputy head of the SNPNC flight crews’ union, Christophe Pillet, said: “Female staff do not wish to have dress regulations imposed
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