7/2 (Tue.) gender-specific service=sexism? (Host: Alice Chou)

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7/2 (Tue.) gender-specific service=sexism? (Host: Alice Chou)

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Recently, the globally renowned American chain restaurant "Hooters" has sparked significant controversy with its latest season's uniforms for female employees, which resemble underwear! This has caused considerable dissatisfaction among the female staff. The management at "Hooters" has taken a firm stance, stating that if any waitresses or bartenders feel uncomfortable with the new uniforms, they can apply for a position change with their supervisor, and they are also welcome to resign. Clearly, they do not intend to alter the new uniform style. Does this type of restaurant business model impact gender equality? Besides Hooters, which features "sexy" waitresses, there are also male performance shows and restaurants featuring male servers. In Yunnan, a male server restaurant was heavily fined because the servers intimately fed female customers. The female customers stated that although they felt uncomfortable during the process, they were not harmed. Why can't female consumers fully enjoy themselves? Why not fine maid cafes instead? This is undoubtedly an infringement on women's rights. This kind of gender-specific service seems highly controversial. Do consumers and law enforcement agencies have a double standard?

** session 1: Controversy Surrounding Hooters
1. Does this type of service potentially encourage sexual harassment or other forms of inappropriate behavior? Should there be stricter regulations on industries that emphasize gender characteristics?
2. For employees who are unwilling to wear the new uniforms, should there be more options and protections provided? Should these businesses consider the feelings and rights of their employees more, rather than focusing solely on customer demands?
3. There are three Hooters locations in Taiwan. Have you ever been to one? Did their service, uniforms, performances, or food leave a lasting impression on you? Please share your personal experience. If you haven't been, is it because of an internal aversion?


** session 2: sexism

4. Are job opportunities and treatment equal for men and women across various industries? What are some measures to improve this? Are there gender discrimination issues in hiring, promotion, and salaries? How can these be addressed?
5. What behaviors and language in daily life might be considered implicit gender discrimination? How can unconscious gender discrimination be avoided in social settings?
6. What common gender stereotypes are found in movies, TV shows, and advertisements? Does the entertainment industry have a responsibility to change these stereotypes? How can the media more accurately reflect the diversity of gender in society?

Agenda:
6:45 ~ 7:00pm Greetings & Free Talk / Ordering Beverage or Meal / Getting Newcomer’s Information
7:00 ~ 7:10pm Opening Remarks / Newcomer’s Self-introduction / Grouping
(Session I)
7:10 ~ 7:45pm Discussion Session (35 mins)
7:45 ~ 8:00pm Summarization (15 mins)
8:00 ~ 8:05pm Regrouping / Instruction Giving / Taking a 5 Minutes Break (Intermission)
(Session II)
8:05 ~ 8:40pm Discussion Session (35 mins)
8:40 ~ 8:55pm Summarization (15 mins)
8:55 ~ 9:00pm Concluding Remarks / Announcements

Meeting Date: As shown on the Subject Line
Meeting Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Meeting Venue: 丹堤咖啡 Dante Coffee (Minimum Order $85)
Address: 台北市濟南路三段25號[MAP]-捷運忠孝新生站3號出口步行3分鐘

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