Updated – NOW, The National Organization of Women has had it with Hooters and those young girls running around in what they consider to he half naked outfits in what they claim is a family restaurant! The organization thinks that the restaurant chains citing specifically those in San Francisco, Sacramento and San Bruno.
While Hooters does usually have all of the accoutrements that a child may require, such as high chairs, booster seats, and children’s menus, maybe the tiny “Future Hooters Girl” t-shirts for little girls are a little too much for NOW.
NOW is claiming that Hooters is violating several local and state laws which prohibit “adult” businesses from serving minors, and is in violation of federal employment standards, as well.
Hooters, on the other hand, as quoted from its web site in the San Francisco Chronicle, claims that it “does not market itself to families, but they do patronize the restaurant.” The Hooters site also infers that it serves a full range of customers, which just happens to include kids. However, Hooters does claim that a mere “10 percent of the parties we serve have children in them,” a number which, in this reality, would be fatal to what most people would consider a “family” restaurant.
The National Organization for Women (NOW) is the largest organization of feminist activists in the United States. NOW has 500,000 contributing members and 550 chapters in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
Since its founding in 1966, NOW’s goal has been to take action to bring about equality for all women.
NOW works to eliminate discrimination and harassment in the workplace, schools, the justice system, and all other sectors of society; secure abortion, birth control and reproductive rights for all women; end all forms of violence against women; eradicate racism, sexism and homophobia; and promote equality and justice in our society. Tell us what you think?
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