United? How About YAHOO’s Wowser Take On Mid-Riffs?


I was planning something of an indolent day today, not so as to be compliant with Hari Nyepi…

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…the Balinese Hindu holiday that requires silence for 24 hours, but because basically I have nothing much to do and none of my usual visitors are available to visit. 

It may be a national day off – for everyone in Indonesia, not just Balinese Hindus – but if you work in a department store, like one regular caller here…

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Indonesians work hard!

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…no chance!

However, when one’s retired, every day is a holiday!

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That, of course, doesn’t excuse me from my obligation to say what I think!

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Hence it’s incumbent on me to take United Airlines to task for their downright backward ban on certain types of clothing for certain categories of passenger.

Miniskirts, clothing that “reveals a midriff”, short shorts and “form-fitting lycra/spandex tops, pants and dresses” – such as leggings – are banned.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/mar/27/united-airlines-leggings-policy-women-sexist

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In my view, United Airlines are denying me the basic human right of having somebody dressed like the cutie below sitting next to me when I fly!

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How dare they?

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But lots of people are talking about United Airlines. It was my search for a suitable photo  – did  well, didn’t I?- that gave me ammunition to renew my long-standing quarrel with Yahoo.

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I have never forgiven Yahoo for their arrogant coercion of customers into changing from the good old Classic style to the much less handy thing we have to use now, my resentment not at all assuaged by the huge sum being paid to Marissa Mayer…

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…who oversaw that act of overweening arrogance. Marissa Mayer’s Payday Is Even More Insane Than You Think – Fortune

Nonetheless, I still use Yahoo, having for years provided all my friends, family, fans and foes with my email address, issued by that company.

But until this week I’d never used their Search Engine to find an illustration for ‘bare mid-riffs.

Google’s is much better and in the end I used them, but not till after my simple Yahoo search for a cute female tummy evoked this bizarre message!.  .

Results for bare mid-riffs may contain adult oriented content. Safe Search must be turned off to display these results..

What?

Or rather, as I put it over this morning’s multiple coffee infusions…

‘What the &#*#!?!?!?’ 

I duly entered into what I suppose must be defined as their ‘Unsafe Search’ zone and indeed the sights to be seen there are not what one would wish one’s kiddies to view.

Bare bums, bare boobs, not terribly scary for me – but ‘adult content’ for sure.

But WHY bracket them with ‘bare mid-riffs,’ which are not only often highly agreeable, yet in no way offensive…

‘Fathers and husbands, their private parts are your responsibility’

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…to the sort of uptights who published that poster I often use to illustrate the iniquities of sexist shariah.

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So let’s put Yahoo’s feet to the fire!  


Why have they included cute navels in what is, let’s face it, something of a porno section?

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