This Female Airline Pilot Shares The Moment She Got Fed Up With 'Woman Driver' Jokes

This Female Airline Pilot Shares The Moment She Got Fed Up With 'Woman Driver' Jokes

There are some stereotypes that exist for a reason and are funny to point out that don’t really harm anybody: like all French people wear scarves.

So when Jerry Seinfeld had Gad Elmaleh on an episode of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee and noticed he was wearing a scarf, he went on a whole thing about it and it was great, both him and Gad had a wonderful laugh about it.

Finding what’s truly funny about a stereotype in a comedy bit, however, is one thing, especially when a lot of people perceive it to be true. But then there are stereotypes that are just not true and the only reason people refer to them or bring them up are in a cheap attempt to be funny. One such stereotype is the misconception that women are statistically worse drivers than men.

As it turns out though, that perception is categorically false. Now any subject matter could be made fun of, even this unfair stereotype, but what makes this one particularly harmful was highlighted by this airline pilot who shared her experiences of dealing with snarky remarks from passengers who all made the same joke, more or less, about the fact that she was flying the plane and not a man.

Her response to the jokes were on the money: she’s qualified to fly a really, really, expensive commercial airliner, while the people cracking jokes to her are just qualified to keep their seatbelts on until the overhead light turns off.

Charlotte admits that the jokes never really bothered her or got her to think past the lame quip until a fellow crew member got upset.

Charlotte believes that this nonchalant attitude people have towards women attempting careers in male-dominated fields is exactly what so few women become pilots or enroll in STEM programs.

She admitted that her own feelings aren’t of anger or frustration, she’s just sad that the world is still full of people who think it’s OK to say that to a woman who is clearly qualified to do her job.

Charlotte’s tweets quickly went viral, and it got other people sharing their own annoying run-ins with people who felt the need to belittle the work female pilots do.

Like this one guy’s wife who flew for the military but still gets belittled by passengers when she flies.

Other people thought that Charlotte’s response to passengers was perfect and told her not to go too hard on them.

And there were some other people who offered up some suggestions as to how Charlotte should respond next time.

As it turns out, Charlott’s captain had some choice words for some passengers.

Obviously, it’s not just in the airline industry where women face prejudice when it comes to dealing with men.

But since Charlotte was talking about flying planes, there were people pointing out that yes, it’s not uncommon for women to be incredible pilots. Like this guy’s daughter.

Hearing a female captain’s voice also has a profound effect on some passengers, saying it sets an example for every woman on the flight.

So the next time you want to make a joke about stereotypically bad drivers, make sure that you’re at least picking the right demographic to make fun of.

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The Best Moment Of 'Game Of Thrones' Season 7 Is A Cat Meme Now

Look, you can keep your zombie dragons. For me, the coolest part of Game of Thrones season 7 was Lady Olenna’s deathbed speech in which she confesses to Jaime that she killed Joffrey, his son. 

The matriarch of House Tyrell, played by absolute legend Diana Rigg, was the coolest cucumber in Westeros and my favorite character in the entire series. So, of course, the internet has been paying its respects to the fallen Lady of Highgarden in the only way it knows: cat memes.

It’s a very simple meme, and yet it inspires delight in me every time I see it.

Maybe because cats always do look like they will poison your firstborn if you put stuff on their head.

But you might be wondering—does this meme work with dogs, too?

I am happy to report the answer is YES.

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Trollbeads have become the fashion accessory of the moment

Trollbeads have become the fashion accessory of the moment, adorning the wrists of women everywhere, and with many celebrity fans such as Jennifer Love Hewitt and Emma Watson jumping on the Trollbead train, they have never been more popular.

Originally invented by Copenhagen family the Aagaards in 1976, the Trollbead system is based on a silver or gold chain onto which individual beads can be threaded using a mechanism which stops the troll beads falling off once the chain is removed.

But just what makes these bracelets so special?  Well, for a start “individual” is a key word here.  It seems that everything, from adventof social network pages to the bars we choose to go to on a Saturday night, to what music we listen to all puts emphasis on individuality these days, and with Trollbeads each bead can be made from an almost limitless number of different materials, including glass and metal, so you can make up your own unique design to wear with pride on your wrist.  Trollbeads are also great because there are just so many ways you can wear them –wear colours to accent your outfit or mood, or choose beads which, like a traditional charm bracelet, celebrate particular aspects of your life in each troll bead.  Or take them all off and start all over again!

Original Troll beads were made from silver, glass and stone and each trollbead has it’s own story depicting mythology, flowers, animals and every day objects, and to this day many different varieties of trollbead are available, so you can build a bracelet of your very own choosing.

And with Christmas coming, what better gift to give your mum, grandma, auntie, niece, friend (You get the general idea!) than by buying them a gorgeous Trollbead bracelet?  Whether it’s a starter bracelet with just one or two beads symbolizing the things you love best about them or a couple of new trollbeads to add to an existing bracelet, troll beads make the perfect festive gift, or for that matter a gift for birthdays, anniversaries… here are a few ideas. Retired Trollbeads are beads which have become rare as they are no longer made, so get your mitts on one of these and you could have a very precious addition to a bracelet. Troll beads really do come in all different shapes, colours and sizes too, so make sure you know whether your trollbead wearer prefers gold to silver; purple to green, and so on. If it’s a special occasion such as a birthday or celebrating a new arrival, why not use a themed Trollbead bracelet?  One or two charms amongst a few Italian glassTrollbeads is a great way to show your friend or relative that you think that they are of course, simply charming too –in their own special way.

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