01 January 2006

 

Neville Robertson is given a lesson on human rights


Replies to Neville's extraordinary justification for the airline seating ban for men were provided on the Menz.org.nz web site http://tinyurl.com/d8g7h:

A comment from Alex Geddes answers Neville Robertson's question "I would have to ask that if I'm allocated seat 1F instead of 4E - how has that infringed my rights? Alex writes:

The answer is simple - look to Rosa Parks. She was tired of being forced to sit down the back of the bus because of her colour and one day she chose to sit in a seat reserved for whites; it was not that a seat wasn’t available to her, it was that a particular seat wasn’t available to her. Her defiance was the spark that ignited the American civil rights movement. Is it too much to hope that Dr Robertson’s discriminatory thinking will be consigned to the dustbin of history?

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