International Womans Day and Ryanair

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Today is International Womans Day.
A day when we should all reflect on the contribution women make to societies around the globe, and their struggle for equality, especially in backward third world countries.

Oh, and in Ryanair.

Why in Ryanair?
Well, just for example, Ryanair employs thousands of female cabin crew, many of them economic refugees from eastern europe. They are employed on low waged temporary contracts with no right to unionisation and no protection under Irish Labour Laws thanks to their temporary status.

They are further demeaned by a boss who promises free 'blow jobs' on his aircraft, and flogs soft porn calendars displaying these unfortunate women semi naked.

But, it doesn't end at petty discrimination against low paid females.

Ryanair employs over 2,000 pilots.
Less than a dozen of them are women.

Aer Lingus employs around 450 pilots, and 20% of them are female, including the Chief Pilot!

Ryanair tells its female pilots who fall pregnant to get an abortion.
Thats from first hand experience. Straight from the horses mouth.

Any socially concious woman should consider all of the above when selecting her next flight.
 


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Worst ever article I have read on P.ie, well done.

And yeah, get a willy.

Last time I checked, the calendar girls were queing up to strip. Did you ignore that FACT.
 

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Desperation drives women to worse than taking their clothes off for the cameras.
Ryanairs cabin crew have been known to be 'supplementing their income' in even more demeaning ways.
 

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Yeah - I have the receipts. :roll:

Seriously though, O'Leary sacked a bunch of 'em about three years ago when it got a bit blatant.
 

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I have just flown from dublin to berlin flown by a female Aer Lingus pilot. Smooth flight (ok the landing was a bit of a bump) but I am safely at home. So well done Aer Lingus and Capt. Clodagh O'Farrell.
 

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What did you have for lunch Fantasia? What colour socks are you wearing today?
 

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1. dunno exactly.. it was an Egyptian restaurant with very poor lighting and i just ordered the first dish on the menu. It was not too bad what ever it was.

2. dark blue

what you have to eat today Sync?
 

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Colada said:
Ryanair employs over 2,000 pilots.
Less than a dozen of them are women.
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Any socially concious woman should consider all of the above when selecting her next flight.
Oh dear, the bolloxology runneth over tonight!
What percentage of licensed pilots worldwide are male, female?
Probably as reflected by the numbers above.
What extra obstacles do Irish women face in seeking to train as pilots that men do not face? Absolutely none.
If Ryanair hire more males than females, it's simply because the pool of male pilots is bigger than the pool of female pilots.
End of.

But here is a question also worth considering -
Why did Ryanair choose to hire the handful of ladies mentioned above?
Because they are competent pilots and refuse to bleat endlessly about inequality, victimisation, and discrimination.
In short, they get on with the job.
Well done, ladies!
 

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Is this not sexist? Why is'nt there an "International Mens Day" were we can lay back chill out and have a few cold ones and have women run around doing everything for us, i'm up for it.
 

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Is this not sexist? Why is'nt there an "International Mens Day" were we can lay back chill out and have a few cold ones and have women run around doing everything for us, i'm up for it.
That is the other 364.25 days of the year.
 

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I have just flown from dublin to berlin flown by a female Aer Lingus pilot. Smooth flight (ok the landing was a bit of a bump) but I am safely at home. So well done Aer Lingus and Capt. Clodagh O'Farrell.
Flying planes are easy now, even girls can do it.look at how easy it was for the 9 11 guys to fly those planes into those buildings and they;d never flown before that. Or so they say
 

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Oh dear, the bolloxology runneth over tonight!
What percentage of licensed pilots worldwide are male, female?
Probably as reflected by the numbers above.

Which numbers above?
The handful employed by Ryanair or the 20% that AirLingus have hired? Nowhere near parity, of course, but an improvement.

Why do you think that is? I'd love to know if there's another reason besides blatent misogyny.
 

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Oh dear, the bolloxology runneth over tonight!
What percentage of licensed pilots worldwide are male, female?
Probably as reflected by the numbers above.

Which numbers above?
The handful employed by Ryanair or the 20% that AirLingus have hired? Nowhere near parity, of course, but an improvement.

Why do you think that is? I'd love to know if there's another reason besides blatent misogyny.
Parity? That's scary , I think the flying and technical side should be left to the men on the whole of course a few tom boys are ok now and than but as the other poster alluded to they can be a bit ropey with the landing and taking off bits.
 


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