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Air India is taking 125 flight attendants out of the sky and onto the ground because they failed to meet the Body Mass Index requirement of the airline, TIME reported yesterday. Air India Spokesman G.P. Rao told CNN that the height-to-weight requirements are for safety purposes, rather than for appearances.  India's Office of the Director General of Civil Aviation outlines requirements for flight crews in its Civil Aviation Requirements–an entire appendix dedicated to the disposal of high BMI cases. Read More
  Oh dear. Just when we thought we had covered all of the fields in which women are discriminated, we churned up another: air travel. In a study by English travel agent sunshine.co.uk, 51 percent of travelers expressed a preference for male pilots over females. Shockingly, it was mostly women who felt unsafe with lady pilots behind the wheel.    Not only did the study reveal prejudice, but it also aimed to explain why people feel this way. Read More