Cockpit Is No Place For A Woman
Mar 6 , 2014
"One of my favorite phobias is that girls, especially those whose tastes aren't routine, often don't get a fair break... It has come down through the generations, an inheritance of age-old customs which produced the corollary that women are bred to timidity."
Saturday is International Women’s Day and this year’s theme is “Inspiring Change.” If there is but one change to take place… I would hope it would be the mindset of people like WestJet passenger “David” who, this past weekend, was so distraught that a female was the Captain of the plane that he decided to vent about it in a napkin which he left on his seat:
The cockpit of airliner is no place for a woman. A woman being a mother is the most honor, not as “captain.” We’re short mothers, not pilots WestJet. Proverbs 31
PS I wish WestJet could tell me a fair lady is at the helm so I could book another flight! In the end this is all mere vanity.Not impressed.
Respectfully in love,
Furthermore David asked the Captain's colleagues if she had enough hours under her belt because he was concerned about safety.
I believe most men don’t share David’s caveman mentality but the fact that there are Deluded Davids out there, means more work has to be done to ensure ‘sexism’ is on par with “bigotry” and “racism” in terms of public perception.
Personally, I think Captain Carey Smith Steacy’s Facebook response to David’s napkin vent was brilliant:
"I respectfully disagree with your opinion that the 'cockpit,' (we now call it the flight deck as no cocks are required), is no place for a lady. In fact, there are no places that are not for ladies anymore."
You Go Girl.
WestJet Pilot /
Claudette Barnes /
International Womens' Day /