You’re getting ready for a flight, and it comes time for those same old boring safety instructions. Except this time, something horrible happens, the pilot introduces the flight crew, and refers to them as “the pretty young ladies in the aisle”. When faced with a horrible situation like this, there’s only one thing to do: try and create an online mob to get the pilot fired.
Really? @united pilot just directed passengers on PA to pay attention “to the pretty young ladies in the aisle” for safety instructions.
— Betsy Fischer Martin (@BFischerMartin) July 10, 2016
If you’re familiar with social justice warriors, this is what Vox Day calls “The Point and Shriek”, in his book “SJW’s Always Lie”. She’s hoping this tweet goes viral and floods United’s social media managers with angry responses.
What kind of person tries to get a person fired for referring to a group of people as “pretty and young”?
No one special, just a former NBC executive, and current employee of American University, as well as the wife of an New York Times National Political Correspondent.
Two years ago, there would have been a mass outpouring of outrage and shock at this point-and-shriek, but, in 2016, it attracts a different type of reaction.
David Martosko, a writer for the Daily Mail, had this to say:
— David Martosko (@dmartosko) July 11, 2016
Charles CW Cooke, Online Editor for the National Review, mocked SJW outrage.
— Charles C. W. Cooke (@charlescwcooke) July 11, 2016
This guy brought up our favorite Obamacare ads targeted at Millennials.
Oh how I pine for the days when women were treated with dignity and respect. pic.twitter.com/6TaI7WxT77
— Tim Shutters (@TimShutters) July 11, 2016
Zach didn’t mince words.
— Zach (@AtlZachMil) July 11, 2016
Dana Loesch made a counter-threat.
If you punish this pilot I will never fly your airline again hands to sky. https://t.co/D1dXmYAwhz
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) July 11, 2016
Betsy wants you to feel bad for her, she was just trying to ruin some guy’s life over an innocuous comment, and all of these people started tweeting mild disagreement.
— Betsy Fischer Martin (@BFischerMartin) July 11, 2016