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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Dad Shares Conversations With His 4 Daughters And They Are Hilarious

Kids are known for being unintentionally hilarious at times. Whether it’s because they don’t have a complete grasp on language yet, or just because they don’t fully understand the world. But in the case of James Breakwell, a comedy writer and father of three girls, it’s probably because his kids have inherited the comedian gene. Breakwell, aka @XplodingUnicorn, shares the hilarious conversations he has with his daughters on Twitter every day, and they’re pure gold. 

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Dragons > math.

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It’s worth it, though.

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Burn.

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They smell.

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Ouch.

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Do you want hyper inflation? Because that’s how you get hyper inflation.

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It’s serious.

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That’s how you get cooties.

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Vegetables are the worst.

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It definitely wasn’t me.

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Nightmare material.

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Not gonna happen.

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Preach, girl.

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She really likes cupcakes.

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We can relate.

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Do we have to do this every morning?!

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Call 911.

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It’s not a very good one.

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Here’s an insight into Easter from a very wise 7-year-old.

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Trust me, teach.

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It’ll be our secret.

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She’s just thinking of you.

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That’s day one information.

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Winner winner chicken dinner.

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Man Shares Story Of How He Was Judging The 'Foreign Guy' In His Class

Thomas McFall, or @thomas_mcfall on Twitter, generally uses his social media account for jokes, but his recent post about misjudging someone in his classroom has people weeping extremely sincerely.

McFall explained in a series of tweets that he’s been sitting in the same seat in his Management class every single day. He also always sits next to the same man, who he describes as a “foreign guy” who doesn’t speak much English. 

McFall admitted that he’s been judging this man all semester (though he doesn’t admit that part of that judgement likely comes form the man’s rudimentary English and McFall’s perception that he is foreign—he just says that he is annoying). Apparently, every time McFall has walked into class, the man has had all his belongings scattered across McFall’s desk, where the guy knows he sits every day.

Until recently, McFall Didn’t understand why this guy would do such a thing. Doesn’t he know McFall is coming? But then one day he saw what goes on in the classroom before he arrives:

A lot of people are moved by the story because they’ve witnessed the xenophobia and racism faced by people who visit the United States without knowing perfect English:

Others shared stories of coming to grips with their own ignorance:

Some found it incredibly heartwarming, while others pointed out that McFall didn’t really do anything except stop being an a-hole to the nice guy in his class who doesn’t speak English well:

Some said it may seem like McFall didn’t do much, but you never know how much something small will mean to people:

And overall, the story being shared and circulated so much means more people will consider how they perceive differences, and judge people based on those perceptions.

You never know who could be a friend if you just make the effort to understand them.

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Woman Shares Texts From Man Who Thought Her Cancer Was Contagious

Dating can really, really freaking stink. Even if you think someone is super cute and there’s mutual attraction, there might be all sorts of obstacles in the way. For instance, they could be an absolute moron.

Reddit user lemonlimetotallyfine shared a series of texts that make make you question everything you know, starting with the education system. According to the poster, this guy they were dating asked to meet with their personal doctor to confirm the cancer they’re in remission for is not contagious.

Help. These texts are a nightmare:

Well, at least the original poster didn’t go on another date with this ding dong! People are shocked that anyone could be so ignorant in 2018:

But then someone said they knew of this happening IN REAL LIFE as well:

Are people this stupid? The answer is yes.

Some were pretty astounded with how patient the OP was with this guy:

But most think they dodged a bullet with this guy:

But lemonlimetotallyfine has faced worse:

You deserve so much better, honey! As does the American public when it comes to sex education.

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Mom Shares Picture Of Her Daughter On The Beach And Gets Slammed Over Child's Skin

Mom bloggers and Instagram influencers are very popular on social media, but part of the job is receiving a lot of scrutiny for how you’re doing as a parent. One woman just got put through the gauntlet after posting an innocent picture of her kid enjoying a beach day.

This is her daughter Winter (thus, life with Winter):

Winter is more camera shy than her mom. Then there’s the wee babe, Wilde, who has not yet developed the motor functions to crawl away from branding opportunities:

As a mom Instagram model, Jones shares a lot of pic of the kids enjoying surf and sun, but one picture of Winter recently kicked up a controversy. It showed Winter walking along the beach, appearing very tan:

According to Metro.uk, Jones woke up to discover the post had been flagged and removed.

Apparently, the image had been littered with comments about Winter’s skin tone, like, “It’s disgusting to see how dark your daughter’s skin in,” and “Have you heard of suncream? How about you start using it before your kid looks 40 at four. Horrible mother.”

Jones believes the image was flagged because people were disparaging her daughter’s skin. She posted a follow up on Instagram telling the haters to step off:

In the caption she wrote:

The comments were full of supportive people who tan easily:

The feedback was so positive that Jones followed with another pic of Winter having a blast on the beach:

In the caption, Jones says that she’s incredibly grateful for the response, and states that her family is of Aboriginal descent, which is partly of why Winter’s skin tends to tan quickly rather than burn:

“So the past 48 hours has been pretty crazy for me. I didn’t expect to get the response I have from my post. I want to say a huge thankyou for everyone writing to me, I appreciate your support and kind words. It’s lovely to see that majority of people writing to me are against online bullying. In regards to the photo I posted I can totally see both sides of the ballpark now. I saw no problem with the photo I chose to post because there was no inappropriate parts showing, just Winters side profile. I just want to say though that I do respect even the people who have wrote into me disagreeing with my post but I thank you for going about it in a tasteful way and not shaming my child for her skin colour. We are of Aboriginal decent and we are proud of our heritage. I have learnt a lot from this experience and I won’t change the way I post but I will be more mindful of what I choose to share online. Thankyou once again for connecting with me and sharing your own stories. I’m making my way through my messages and will get back to every one of you.”

Look, nothing is keeping this family off the beach:

They got an umbrella, they got sunscreen—now everyone else should get a life!

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Reporter Shares Excerpt From Trump's Speech To The Navy–And Everyone's Perplexed

There may be literally nothing more confusing in this country than President Trump.

How do you even mix up the biggest loss of USA life in 100 years with a convenience store?

And in his speech to the US Navy, MSNBC reporter Kyle Griffin noticed that there was not one coherent thought to be found in Trump’s word salad.

INVISIBLE PLANES, Y’ALL.  INVISIBLE PLANES.  SO GOOD YOU CANT SEE THEM.

“I said, ‘That helps.   That’s a good thing.'”

Yes, this is all fun and games, but Trump is playing with lives here.  The US armed forces depend upon a Commander-in-chief to make informed decisions about their equipment as well as their plan of approach; and unless Trump is living in the DC Universe with Wonder Woman, there’s a good chance that plane is simply not invisible.

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Man Shares Awkward Photo Of President Trump At Turkey Pardoning–And We Can't Stop Laughing

On Tuesday, Donald Trump held that bizarre annual pre-Thanksgiving tradition that is the pardoning of the turkey.

David Mack, a writer for Buzzfeed News, made the event way more entertaining when he posted this photo on Twitter:

His followers were quick to jump in.

Happy Thanksgiving y’all.

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Boston News Reporter Shares First Photos Of Vegas Terrorist's Arsenal Of Weapons

Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock’s horrific act of mass murder has yielded pain, sorrow and many many unanswered questions. 

On Tuesday, we got a bit more information, as the first images of the arsenal of weapons assembled by the gunman emerged online. 

Jacqui Heinrich, a Boston reporter for FOX 25 TV shared an exclusive first look at some of Paddock’s guns on Twitter:

Since then, more images have trickled out from the horrific scene of the crime:

Reports indicate that at least 23 firearms, some ammo, a bipod, optics, and a hammer — that was most likely used to smash out the windows — were strewn about the luxury room, which towered 32 floors above the concert venue, where 58 innocents died and 489 people were injured.

In addition, authorities recovered 19 firearms plus explosives and several thousand rounds of ammunition from Paddock’s home in Mesquite, Nevada and found several pounds of ammonium nitrate, which is used to make explosives, in Paddock’s car.

Law enforcement officials had hoped to learn more about Paddock’s motives from his girlfriend, Marilou Danley, who has returned from The Philippines and is cooperating with the investigation. In a statement she said that Paddock “never said anything to me, or took any action that I was aware of, that I understood in any way to be a warning that something horrible like this was going to happen.”

“It never occurred to me in any way whatsoever that he was planning violence against anyone.” 

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Senator Tammy Duckworth Shares Selfie After Breaking Her Leg During A Workout

WARNING: The photo in this article may be AWESOME.

Usually a photo of a broken leg could be unsettling at best, and gruesome at worst. But Senator Tammy Duckworth from Illinois just proved that a broken leg can be hilarious. 

For those unfamiliar with Duckworth, she’s a former U.S. Army helicopter pilot who lost both legs in 2004 after a her helicopter was shot down over Iraq. She now wears prosthetic legs. 

Clearly a badass woman with a sense of humor, Duckworth tweeted:

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Alex Jones Shares Video ‘Proving' Michelle Obama 'Is A Man'—And Chelsea Clinton Shot Back

Conservative commentator Alex Jones is at it again. 

This time he shared a video that he claims is “final proof that  Michelle Obama is a man.” Oh, and he implied that Joan Rivers was killed for revealing this information.

Riiiiight.

Jones, who has previously suggested that the Sandy Hook massacre was a  hoax and who has cast doubt on 9/11, has long promoted the theory that Michelle Obama was born a man but said the ‘new viral video’ proved that he did not invent the theory himself.

We won’t dignify the video with an embed here, but here’s a taste of Jones’s words on the matter: 

“Analyzing the photographs, Michelle appears to have a very large penis in her pants. Her shoulders are wide, her face is very, very, masculine.”

“She looks like a tranny and so you ask yourself, are the children a beard?” 

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Chelsea Clinton took to Twitter to slam Jones and praise the former First Lady.

Chelsea also made sure to mention she didn’t visit Jones’s InfoWars site.

Others chimed in, supporting Chelsea and Michelle.

And she will continue to fight the good fight. Bravo Chelsea! Thank you for persisting! 

H/T: DailyMailTwitter

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