What is it good for

Porn…what is it good for? Absolutely nothing, according to United

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Sing it with me! Sorry, wrong song. According to United Airlines it’s not good for anything on United flights. And it’s training its flight attendants on how to deal with this apparently rising phenomenon.

And we say…it’s about time.

In 2018, United made the Top 10 list you don’t want to make. The 2018 National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) Dirty Dozen List named United Airlines to a Top 12 list that makes a CEO cringe. This list identified serious gaps in United Airlines ability to protect crews and passengers from sexual harassment.

If you’ve ever worked at a company you’ve taken a sexual harassment class and you know that such harassment comes in many forms – potentially including accidentally viewing pornography in the work place.

United made this list over NCOSE’s assertion that it was simply not doing enough via its training programs to keep crew and passengers safe. Their report made some damning claims including:

…United Airlines appears to be chronically ill-prepared to address the growing problem of pornography on airplanes and the ensuing culture of sexual harassment that this fosters. While most airlines have a policy on paper against in-flight pornography use, they are not adequately training their in-flight crews or support staff to ensure they A) are consciously aware the policy exists or B) know how to enforce it.

Apparently, United Airlines got the message, releasing a statement to the NCOSE announcing some bold steps to rectify this problem.

In their statement, United Airlines noted:

The safety of our customers and colleagues is our top priority. Sexual harassment, inappropriate behavior, intimidation or predation have absolutely no place anywhere in our society — including, and especially, in our industry and on our aircraft. In 2018, we strengthened our training for flight attendants to recognize, address and respond to instances of sexual harassment of any kind on board our aircraft and will continue to adapt and enhance this training moving forward. We recognize the need to continue the discussion among all of our work groups to further ensure that our policies reflect our values and safeguard those traveling with us.

Bravo to United Airlines for cleaning their act up and to NCOSE for holding them accountable. As a frequent traveler I’ve personally seen this before. Some creep enjoying his United Wi-Fi connection too much…

How addicted to porn do you have to be where you HAVE to watch on your flight. At least do it in the privacy of your home or hotel room. Or better yet, don’t do it at all…

What are your thoughts? Have you ever witnessed anyone looking at porn on a flight? What do you think about United’s policy? Too far? Not far enough?

Read the full statement from NCOSE here.

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