Gender Trouble


Chick-fil-A recently announced that their uniforms will now be “gender-specific” – coming soon to a Chick-fil-A near you this fall.

The tops will be tailored. The bottoms will be cut “with respect to gender”. There are optional accessories like caps and the always fashionable visor. No word yet on what accessory is specifically masculine or feminine.

Does this mean that lucky employees will be able to choose more feminine bottoms? More masculine tops? Perhaps a metrosexual hybrid combination? What will the androgynous anarchist do? The gender binary will finally be dismantled!

The idea that fast food uniforms will be modeled after strict gender codes in order to sell more chicken is disturbing. Who determines how specific the gender-specific uniforms will be? Somebody in the corporate offices of Chick-fil-A decided that this multi-million dollar investment would help the bottom line, boost profits, and increase the carnivorous demand for chicken and chicken-like food items. Someone who never worked behind the counter while masculine dudes order their chicken breast fillets while looking at your specific gender.

Rumor has it the old Chick-fil-A uniforms are already selling at inflated prices on eBay.

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