The Interactive Checklist – For Patrons

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7 thoughts on “The Interactive Checklist – For Patrons

  1. hi,

    I like what you are doing here but you may wish to reconsider your questions, or more so the examples, as they are sort of leading and may end up prompting a specific response (probably the response yu are looking for – as in restaurants are sexist/sexualizdx towards women.

    Just food for thought

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    • Hi Diana,

      We discussed this a lot in the development of the survey. In the end, we chose to make the questions very to the point because we found that, otherwise, in the earlier versions of the survey, we did not get specific enough information to really have anything to work with. If there are specific questions that you feel could be worded better, or you would like to provide more feedback on this issue, we would appreciate an email sent to fedupyeg@gmail.com.

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  2. It’s a very good survey, but I have issues with two of the questions posed:

    ”Are images of the female body used anywhere in ads or the menu?”

    “Is there any sexualization of women in the interior design?”

    I think you can easily re-phrase these questions to be gender-neutral, or at least ask comparable questions about male service staff. I know that the majority of sexism cases involve degrading women, but the inverse does happen. Furthermore, it does a disservice to promoting real gender equality if your survey is only concerned with rooting out female objectification- I think it ought to be about rooting out objectification, period. You don’t solve one problem by creating another one.

    You’ve done a great job with a gender-neutral survey…all it needs is a little tightening up.

    Daniel

    P.S. To anyone replying- I’m not here to debate the prevalence of male sexism vs. female sexism. That’s not the point. This is a survey that is mostly gender-neutral and I feel it would be a much more effective survey- and more inclusive (and less biased) if it is completely gender-neutral.

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  3. It’s a very good survey, but I have issues with two of the questions posed:

    ”Are images of the female body used anywhere in ads or the menu?”

    “Is there any sexualization of women in the interior design?”

    I think you can easily re-phrase these questions to be gender-neutral, or at least ask comparable questions about male service staff. I know that the majority of sexism cases involve degrading women, but the inverse does happen. Furthermore, it does a disservice to promoting real gender equality if your survey is only concerned with rooting out female objectification- I think it ought to be about rooting out objectification, period. You don’t solve one problem by creating another one.

    You’ve done a great job with a gender-neutral survey…all it needs is a little tightening up.

    Daniel

    P.S. To anyone replying- I’m not here to debate the prevalence of male sexism vs. female sexism. That’s not the point. This is a survey that is mostly gender-neutral and I feel it would be a much more effective survey- and more inclusive (and less biased) if it is completely gender-neutral.

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  4. I like the specific questions, I just wish there were more questions about behavior: s the wait staff expected to “flirt” with the customer, or touch the customer on the arm for example as a method of ingratiating themselves, these are the things I personally find the most offensive and unwelcome

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  5. I’d like to comment on the establishments that demand their female staff wear high heels. I so wish that it could be ‘man’dated that supervisory/management males be made to wear high heels for a week to find out the comfort level, safety issues, etc. Gawd, what a stupid rule.

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