You know that they only made you do it because they’re jealous: either jealous because they’re not you, or jealous because they know they’re not good enough for you.

It’s how it always is. Nobody ever makes fun of the truly helpless kid; they make fun of the different kids with an edge… the ones who actually threaten to expose their mediocrity, and how actually boring they are. Just like Trump, this is how they’ve always leveled the playing field: By either ganging up, or remaining silent in the face of it.

Everyone who didn’t speak up for you on that plane is a coward, and an enabler.

More hollow apologies from a stupid airline, too. It’s the last we’ll ever hear of this story, and they know it. Playbook.

https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/thomas-cook-airlines-female-passenger-cover-up-intl-scli/index.html

Emily O’Connor
‏ @emroseoconnor

“Flying from Bham to Tenerife, Thomas Cook told me that they were going to remove me from the flight if I didn’t “cover up” as I was “causing offence” and was “inappropriate”. They had 4 flight staff around me to get my luggage to take me off the plane.

“I informed the staff that there is no “appropriate wear” policy stipulated online. I stood up on the flight and asked if anyone was offended, no-one said a word.

“To top it off they allowed a man hurl abuse at me whilst the Flight manager and 4 air staff stood and said nothing.

“just a bit more context for those asking: wore this through the airport (security, passport control etc), boarded the plane, told to cover up by the greeting staff, sat down, flight manager and 4 flight staff said I would be removed unless I put a jacket on…

“asked the plane (as they were all listening now anyway) if I was offending anyone, no-one said a word. The manager then went to get my bag to remove me from the flight. A man then shouted “Shut up you pathetic woman. Put a f*cking jacket on”- the staff said nothing to him

“I was given a jacket by my cousin sitting at the front of the plane and they did not leave until I physically put it on. They made comments over the speaker about the situation and left me shaking and upset on my own.

“They announced that I was offensive and inappropriate in front of the whole flight. I was physically shaking, and they could see that, yet they continued to sexualise and ridicule me. It was the worst experience of my life.”