"An unidentified woman claims that shemissed her American Airlines flight because staff found her choice of clothing offensive, according to the blog RH Reality Check.
That's because it bore the statement: "If I wanted the government in my womb, I'd f--k a senator." The slogan first appeared on a sign at a rally in Oklahoma in February. Oklahoma Sen. Judy McIntyre (D)famously posed with the sign, telling The Huffington Post, "I saw a sea of signs that caught my eye, but this one in particular -- I loved its offensive language, because it's just as offensive for Republicans of Oklahoma to do what they're doing as it relates to women's bodies. I don't apologize for it.""
American Airlines did the right thing. The shirt was offensive, not because of its message, but because of the way it was presented. At the Huffington Post one commentor asked, "So the next time I get on a plane and some s***kicker with a confederate flag t-shirt hanging over his gut comes strolling down the aisle, I can demand he be removed?"
I would want it removed, but it is up to the captain. I would want it removed because to many, the image of the stars and bars, while having historic significance from the Civil War, it is often used as a symbol of hate. For too many the stars and bars are a symbol that is the same as the "f" word in their message to African-Americans, Jews, Catholics, or the whole world. This woman's shirt was also an example of how low the discourse is in this society. She gets my Stinky Sandwich Award.