Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Great Britain in the 21st Century

Everytime I think that political correctness has hit a new high (or I should say, a new low), a new standard is set. The latest example of the mind-numbingly paralyzing political correctness that has gripped the country is a hairstyling salon owner who has been ordered to pay 4,000 pounds sterling to a Muslim woman for "indirect discrimination" as the Muslim woman's "feelings were hurt": http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-1027300/How-I-nearly-lost-business-refusing-hire-Muslim-hair-stylist-wouldnt-hair.html. The amazing thing is that Sarah Desrosiers, the salon owner, was penalized because she wouldn't hire Bushra Noah, the Muslim woman, as the latter refused to take off her head scarf, something that Desrosiers required as the business owner.

Hurt feelings are now actionable? Business owners can't mandate dress and style codes for their employees? What's next, a requirement that strip clubs be forced to hire women in full burqas?

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