Virgin Atlantic: Free to Be

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In the 1950s, the perception of a stewardess was that of an attractive young woman who could be single, widowed, or divorced. However, in the 1960s and 1970s, there was a movement to replace “stewardess” with “flight attendant” driven by the feminist agenda to eliminate gender-specific job titles, especially as more men joined the profession.

If you happen to travel with Virgin Atlantic during the holiday season, you may observe a notable shift in the appearance of flight attendants. This change is attributed to a new policy allowing visible tattoos and the adoption of uniforms that align with the individual’s gender identity.

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Moreover, uniforms now incorporate pronoun markers, facilitating proper addressing of employees by passengers. Additionally, passenger passports will feature gender-neutral markers to accommodate non-binary travelers.

According to Jaime Forsstroem, a Cabin Crew member at Virgin Atlantic, the impact of this policy change is significant. In a video discussing the policy’s implementation, they expressed, “The updated gender identity policy is crucial to me. As a non-binary individual, it enables me to authentically express myself at work and make choices regarding my uniform.”

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