The Piece of the United Airlines Story Everyone is Missing

FILE PHOTO - A United Airlines Boeing 787 taxis as a United Airlines Boeing 767 lands at San Francisco International Airport, San Francisco, California, U.S. on February 7, 2015. REUTERS/Louis Nastro/File Photo

Sunday morning, United Airlines prohibited two girls from boarding their flight because they were wearing leggings and the internet is up in arms. The two girls were supposed to be catching a flight from Minneapolis to Denver when they were stopped at the gate for being dressed inappropriately.

The incident was first reported on Twitter by Shannon Watts, a passenger at the airport who was waiting to board a flight to Mexico. In a telephone interview from Mexico on Sunday afternoon, Ms. Watts said she noticed two visibly upset teenage girls leaving the gate next to hers. Both were wearing leggings.

As we watch the internet almost devour itself calling this “sexism,” let’s take a look at the cold hard facts. This was not sexism, as many would love to believe. This was simply the implementation of the rules that have been in place for years. I have flown as a standby passenger countless times and have recognized the dress code and the airline rules that come with being such a passenger. If you want to fly standby and avoid paying for a full priced ticket, you follow the rules of the company allowing you to do so. Plain and simple. The girls were flying standby and not following the rules so they were not allowed to fly, unfortunately for United, they happened to be female and now United has to deal with the intolerant, rule breaking society we live in today.

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Kayla Adanalian is a young conservative who believes strongly in defending liberty, the importance of the traditional family, and the value of maintaining the appreciation of a strong male role in society. From a young female’s perspective, she is dedicated to defeating and exposing the lies put forth by modern feminists and the threat they pose to the break down of traditional ideals. Kayla is a recent college graduate from DeSales University with a degree in Finance. She is a writer, radio show host and political commentator. Kayla is a former college athlete who was born in Fresno, California, but was raised at West Point, NY by her aunt and uncle who instilled in her the Catholic and conservative values she says she strives to live by daily. Kayla has been published by Western Journalism and is a regular contributor for as well as where she is a writer and editor. She is also a strong pro-life advocate and has been featured in Live Action News’ Advocate Spotlight for her work in giving a voice to those who don’t have one.