Is this going too far?

United States
February 8, 2007 1:18am CST
Ok, we've had "Hooters" and most of them have failed. Hopefully that says something about our society on the plus side. But now there is actually a woman that has opened a chain of coffee shops in Seattle that boasts half naked and sexy dressed girls as barristas. (Did I spell that right?) She even went as far as to install full length all window drive throughs so the men can oogle the women as they make their drinks and bend over to do their work. I'm sorry... I'm pretty liberal as far as "to each his or her own" and very few times will I be judgemental but this is just disgusting! There's a time and place for it, and YES.. nobody forces anyone to go there... but WHO would WANT to work like that? How belittling to the women who work there! I KNOW it's their choice, I don't argue that. But I'm just amazed that anyone would even THINK this is "okay" or "cool" to be a part of!!!!! What are your feelings on this? What's next?
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@missyd79 (3442)
• United States
12 Feb 07
like you said to each their own, no one is forcing them girls to work their, and they are aware of the "uniforms" before they apply for the job, so to each their own, it's just like strip clubs, so if that is what they want to do to make money so be it. I personally loved going to hooters, i loved their wings and i did not mind their uniforms.
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@kgwat70 (13398)
• United States
8 Feb 07
I think this is very low of a person to start a business that degrades women like that. If I was a woman, I would not want to work in such an establishment where i had to dress like that and show myself off to men. I would stay away from that and strip clubs as well. I do not even go to Hooters as it is as we have one here. I have never been to that one. I do not even want to think about what could be next.
• United States
8 Feb 07
I have to agree... as a woman I find it offensive. There is NOTHING wrong with a great body and even showing it off a bit but there are limits and morals involved. Your great body shouldn't be used as a piece of meat by any means and self respect goes a long way. I found it funny that the woman who started these chains actually was a woman and not a man. I just automatically assumed that would be something a man would do. I know, shame on me!
@suedarr (2382)
• Canada
9 Feb 07
My one major problem with it is that it is out in the open publically. I would not wish to be driving by with my 11 year old and have to explain it. I think if it was an enclosed establishment for adults only it would be ok.
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@COLLIS2 (480)
• United States
8 Feb 07
I definitely think that is going too far. What if you just want to get a coffee but you have kids with you. I don't want to expose them to that. It's also pretty embarassing walking in their with a lighthearted date, don't you think?
@Thoroughrob (11771)
• United States
8 Feb 07
I think it is disgusting. I guess it is about like a juice bar. It is their choice and she probably is making a fortune. Things are getting out of hand. I would feel the same if they were having men do the same thing. I would feel that the health and safety board would not think it is real sanitary either.
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