Scanning these threads sort of feels like watching a badminton match, the birdie being bounced back and forth across the opposing boundaries.
There’s one simple rule that to everyone in regards to rights--we’re all supposed to have them. They’re individual and they have limits, meaning my rights stop where your rights start.
There ya go! Some "blonde-friendly" at its finest!
The dreaddie perspective
I have dreads. The longest are nearly to my waist. They're clean and I keep them tied back neatly when I'm working in an environment that requires a more polished look.
I have dreads for spiritual reasons. They're not a fashion statement or worn to be trendy.
Will everyone understand that? Nope.
Will everyone love them? Not hardly...
As an independent contractor, if I apply for a job, should a business owner or responsible party, have the right to turn me away because I have dreads? Absolutely.
I have the right to wear them. I do not have the right to enforce everyone to approve of them, much less like them.
I for sure don't have the right to rule over how someone else wants to run their business, nor should anyone else.
As a small indie biz owner...
The size of the business makes no difference. Right is right and what matters is that I, you, they--all of us, should have the right to operate our businesses within the scope of both personal and professional preferences.
I’m not into a whole lot of the body-modification look. If I had a position available for an assistant and someone shows up with big discs in stretched ear lobes, I can guarantee you I'm not gonna be interested in them representing my business.
Is that my right? Yup... Or at least it should be according to the U.S. Constitution and a citizen of the free republic it was written to protect. (Yes, republic, not democracy...)
Should a law be passed to force me to hire someone with stretched ear lobes? Nope. Nor should I insist a law be passed to prohibit peeps with body modifications for art and expression purposes be banned from entering the workforce. Folks with stretched lobes have rights too, right? Mine stops where theirs start.
The applicant I might have just turned away should have the right to seek employment elsewhere--perhaps with a business that has big love for stretched lobes. That's how it's supposed to work in a free republic. We have the liberty of choice.
Same dance, different song
This ongoing thread of “to hire or not to hire dreaddies” is a topic that can be tweaked to apply to soooooo many other situations in regards to rights and the lack of them.
I’m a Christian. If I go to a Muslim-owned catering service and request to hire them to provide food and beverages for a party, and I want some food served that they're forbidden to handle, let alone eat, they should have the right to decline my request.
Should I sue them for not catering to my whims knowing my whims are in conflict of their beliefs? No. I'd not want the same done to me if someone asked me to deliver service to a client or in a situation I believed to be in contradiction to my own beliefs.
There are other caterers. I'd need to find one that was a better fit.
They have the right to decline my service. I have the right to seek service elsewhere.
Once upon a time all business owners could exercise the right to refuse business to anyone they wanted for whatever reason. That's called freeeeedom.
They might refuse service because of religious differences, a dislike towards a particular culture, or even because they felt wanna-be customer needed to go home and get dressed before spending time in their establishment.
Remember these? Perfect example.
We all have the right to agree, disagree or agree to disagree. No harm, no foul.
Works for me.
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