|Quoting JU068 (Reply 48):|
If you, or anyone else, feels like discussing this further feel free to write to me personally as this topic has little to do with civil aviation.
1) The article in El País involves a school of aeronautics training a woman to be an FA
2) The article in El País involves an airline, namely Turkish Airlines, that ended her month long practice without any explanation at all.
3) The article involves an airport, namely MAD
, Adolfo Suarez International Airport
4) The article involves the (so far) alleged labor practices of an airline
So, I am sorry to inform you that yes, this topic has a lot to do with Civil Aviation. Particularly, in how countries with repressive and archaic laws and views on LGBT issues, deal with such communities in regards to their civil aviation industries.
|Quoting JU068 (Reply 48):|
I am entitled to have my views on transgenderism like you are entitled to have your own.
Yes you are. But your views are not above the law. And your comments:
|Quoting JU068 (Reply 3):|
Why would it be? I see nothing wrong with TK asking these kind of questions, she/he is their employee. This is no different than when they ask you to prove you were not convicted in the past.
|Quoting JU068 (Reply 6):|
Yes, I am. The employer has to know who he is employing. If the employee has a problem then he/she is not forced to accept the job.
|Quoting JU068 (Reply 10):|
Well, from what I understood this person was working as a ground host(ess) so my guess is that TK has to know since they do interact with the passengers. In a way they are the face of the airline. If it was an office job then it could be understandable.
|Quoting JU068 (Reply 12):|
Well, I still think they have to know. Turkish Airlines has a lot of passengers flying to conservative parts of the world and these passengers might not be thrilled by this. Turkish Airlines has to consider this as well. You might not like it but that's the reality. And as Moo pointed out, it's not that difficult to spot a transexual person.
It would be a different story if this person was working in an office or so on.
|Quoting JU068 (Reply 14):|
If there was discrimination then the person is always more than welcome to sue Turkish Airlines.
Show you have no understanding of LGBT related laws in the European Union. Or in Spain, where this matter is taking place. So yes, you are free to have your views. But in this particular case, your views are against the law. Maybe not in Vanuatu, where I assume you are located, but in this geography they are. So, unfortunately for you, it has to be said that your views are wrong, in this particular jurisdiction. The EU.
I thank you for your invitation to write to you personally on this matter. I´m sorry I can´t, due to having more pressing issues at hand to take care of plus my non-interest in having a debate on the merits of keeping a Dark Ages mentality in 2014. But, I encourage you to write to the EU Equality and Human Rights Commission in Brussels and explain to them why you think the treatment of Mrs. Lorena González and of many others in her condition is entirely right, and that they deserve it for not disclosing information (which they are not required to disclose, anyway) that you think is equal to that of being a convicted felon.
Good luck with your debate with them. Please let us know how it goes.
[Edited 2014-10-19 03:28:43]