Vietjet Is Offering Sexism As In-Flight Entertainment, And Frankly, It’s Scary!
Vietjet is coming to India, and the thought alone has caused an uprising. In many pants.
The airline strongly relies on sexist marketing strategies, which means it fits right into the ethos of our country, where cows are currently in a better position to make demands than most women are. Vietjet’s tagline is ‘Enjoy Flying’, which loosely translates to ‘Here, feast your eyes on scantily-clad women’. So subtle, we almost didn’t get it.
The airline has recently announced that it will be flying to India. Unconfirmed reports say that lawyers in India are beyond excited; the promise of plenty of sexual harassment and assault cases is too good to resist. Apparently, bookings for the airline have already sky-rocketed with men from Haryana and Delhi willing to mortgage their life savings for a few hours of flying on Vietjet.
Obviously, this is under the assumption that the air hostesses will be wearing bikinis. However, much to their disappointment, this isn’t true. The carrier will have fully-clothed women serving passengers. This may be misconstrued as a challenge by Indian men, which we assure you it is not. The advertisements do promise to have bikini-clad models, so that should be something. Big hoardings featuring skimpily dressed women should totally help the traffic situation in the country.
What’s more, Indian women get to continue to fight sexism and sexual harassment in the workplace! We were taking baby steps into reporting men abusing their power and position, but luckily for us, this airline will totally undo any progress we made with that. Phew!
Flying will never be the same again. You know, safe and fun.
Mansi Shah is the resident humour writer and random conversation starter. Tends to laugh manically at puns. Deeply enjoys the blunt force of sarcasm. Preys on chauvinists and people with incorrect grammar. Hoards makeup and beauty products. Attacks Nutella with vigour.