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Woman refuses Disney head scarf alternative

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Rusty Shackleford, Aug 23, 2010.

  1. Rusty Shackleford

    Rusty Shackleford Active Member

    Muslim woman refuses to wear Disney-mandated head scarf alternative, accuses company of discrimination.

    The story says she has refused to remove her hijab, which I understand. No problem with that at all. But it seems like stupidity all around to me. In this day and age, Disney should know it can't force her to remove the hijab without some sort of backlash. At the same time, this idiot should have known from the job interview that she was going to have to remove it, and by accepting the job, implies that she was OK with that. And then when it became a problem, she refused a job away from customers. I have no sympathy for anyone in this story.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100823/ap_on_en_ot/us_disneyland_muslim_worker
     
  2. Oggiedoggie

    Oggiedoggie Well-Known Member

    I think that the big black ears on the disney alternative were pissing her off.
     
  3. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    It's a tricky issue. I can see both sides.
     
  4. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    This is a shitty article.

    This had been reported already, and more thoroughly.

    She's been working there for a while. She only decided to wear the hijab when Ramadan started.

    She asked if it was ok. They said no. She showed up in it anyway.

    They offered to have her work in the back of the house during Ramadan instead of as a hostess, She refused.

    Looks like someone trying to cause a problem to me.
     
  5. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

    This makes a little more sense. Close call as to which party is more fundamentalist.
     
  6. Gator

    Gator Well-Known Member

    I can only assume that somewhere in the huge Disney employee handbook, there is something about dress. I don't see this ending well for her.
     
  7. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

    Disney had a mustache issue a few years back, I believe.
     
  8. Gator

    Gator Well-Known Member

    I can understand why. Guys with moustaches around kids ... it creeps me out just thinking about it.
     
  9. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    The mustache is a bit goofy, I admit, but I wouldn't call it an issue. The greased back hair is way more of an issue, if you ask me.

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  10. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Head scarves too....
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  11. JR

    JR Active Member

    I had a friend who worked at Disney Publishing for a while. To say that they're authoritarian assholes is an understatement

    Canadians fought this battle about twenty years ago when a member of the Royal Canadian Mountain Police insisted he be allowed --as a Sikh--to wear his turban instead of the usual Horsemen Headwear. It was a very emotional debate but the officer won---and rightly so.

    And there's nothing "fundamentalist" about wearing a hijab.

    I was in a mall today and there was a Muslim woman wearing one. She was also wearing her Dion Phaneuf jersey so she was conflicted, religion-wise. :)
     
  12. JR

    JR Active Member

    What article are you referring to?
     
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