VOA慢速英语(翻译+字幕+讲解):性别歧视?两女孩穿紧身裤登机被拒
日期:2017-03-29 16:41

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Girls Kept Off Airplane Because of Their Clothing
This is What's Trending Today.
United Airlines barred two young women from boarding their flight Sunday morning because of the kind of pants they were wearing.
Many people on social media are talking about the decision. Most say the girls did nothing wrong.
The airline says it made the decision because the girls were wearing leggings. Leggings are pants that are made of a material that stretches to fight tightly around the legs. They are a popular kind of clothing for women and girls.
That kind of clothing is not in line with its dress code, United says. Places like restaurants and offices sometimes enforce dress codes. For example, a nice restaurant may require men to wear a suit jacket at dinner.
The girls were traveling from Denver, Colorado, to Minneapolis, Minnesota. Their story spread quickly after another United passenger, Shannon Watts, tweeted that the girls had been asked to change out of their leggings in order to get on the plane. Watts, an activist and popular Twitter user, started tweeting about the incident early on Sunday morning.
Soon enough, it became a major news story. Celebrities as well as other airlines expressed their opinions about women's clothing.
Chrissy Teigen is a well-known model. She said she has flown on United Airlines before without wearing pants. She wrote that she instead wore a long shirt as a dress.
Actress Patricia Arquette wrote that the girls were probably dressed appropriately for their age.
And Delta Air Lines wrote: "Flying Delta means comfort. (That means you can wear your leggings.)"
United Airlines said on its Twitter page that it has the right to prevent people from getting onto their airplanes if they are not dressed properly.
United later explained that the girls were traveling as guests of an employee for free. It has a dress code that applies to passengers who are employees or guests of employees.
But the explanation did not seem to help. Social media users continued to criticize the airline and its policies on clothing.
Some people said the policy did not represent current fashion styles or trends.
But others said the airline could set rules for passengers however it wanted.
The debate continued on Monday.
Shannon Watts told one newspaper she thought that United Airlines had applied the dress code too strictly. She also said that she had seen a man wearing shorts board the plane without a problem.
?I'd be interested in knowing how often they do this for little boys," she asked the New York Daily News.
And that's What's Trending Today.
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词汇解析

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1.set rules 制定规则

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The bureau will set rules for the marketplace and enforce existing laws.
该局被授权设立市场规则,执行现有法律f*%_](mF%|I

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2.Social media 社交网络

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We have all witnessed the power of social media.
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3.in line with 符合;与...一致

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The new proposal is in line with our general line.
新建议和我们总的原则是一致的i%ba4!qxNall+!-p9^

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4.dress code 着装规范

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If your company has a dress code, what is it?
如果你的公司有着装规范,是如何规定的?

内容解析

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1.United Airlines said on its Twitter page that it has the right to prevent people from getting onto their airplanes if they are not dressed properly.

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has the right to 有...权利

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For I am a writer and every writer has the right to express ideas.
因为我是一名作家,而每一位作家都有权利去表达他的看法iD[~yD2daUg
Everyone has the right to freedom of expression.
人人享有自由表达的权利V,It@b3Nq_8V7Y&vv

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2.Celebrities as well as other airlines expressed their opinions about women's clothing.

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as well as 和...一样;也

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They visited some factories, hospitals as well as the school.
他们参观了这所学校,还参观了工厂和医院3!6F]lll~QVED2
Whoever did him in removed a man who was brave as well as ruthless.
无论谁杀了他,都是除掉了一个既勇猛又残忍的人3&R7(ZFt|IEz3ai9t

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性别歧视?两女孩穿紧身裤登机被拒
这里是《今日热点》节目rS;G3)|c9LR|
周日早上,美国联合航空公司禁止两名女孩登机,理由是她们穿着紧身裤hnc)QO;csARrEKI2.XIK
该举动让社交媒体上的众网友炸开了锅o~tUEKRXD|Z&jrTY^P;q。大多数网友认为女孩没有过错1X7f[OXUM1H-F@nv
航空公司称,他们作出这一决定是因为两位女乘客穿着紧身裤b@oY[r(SGo|NRzeO_Q。紧身裤是一种用修身面料制成的裤子,贴紧腿部*eb4q.QuKbzQ6h6CCc。紧身裤很受广大女性和女孩青睐U^P]GPd1A)-o739i

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两女孩穿紧身裤登机被拒.jpg
联合航空公司表示,紧身裤不符合公司的着装要求0RhaSJ.%|r。有时,餐厅和办公室等场所会对着装有一定要求wgNW~].!3u~GhMP。例如,有的高档餐厅可能会要求男士穿西装用餐b,99H~(^Xwy5;EUWG]M
被拒乘客计划乘坐从科罗拉多州丹佛飞往明尼苏达州的明尼阿波利斯的航班Tsw&5y1O*,MX(8e8*Ao。另一位乘客香农·沃茨(Shannon Watts)发推称两位女孩被要求换掉紧身裤才能登机后,事件开始在网络上发酵~oy^X8n|lAYEK9yQe。周日一早,作为活动家兼人气颇高的Twitter用户,沃茨开始发推报道事件进展U7gSg1hVKQ]!
很快,这件事成为一则重大新闻R^%GSiJ]ccO=65。多位明星和其他航空公司纷纷表达了自己对女性着装的看法vv3f-(VTQBf5^t
科锐赛(Chrissie Teigen)是一位知名模特YCpKj-9bc7。她表示,自己曾没穿裤子搭乘过美国联合航空公司的航班U9wps7A-lN96mA*C*m!。她写道,她当时身穿一件裙式的长衬衫r~B&R(h^TE
演员帕特里夏·阿奎特(Patricia Arquette)写道,两位女孩只是穿了适合自己年龄的衣服而已vyFK5baF%JQ
而达美航空公司趁机宣传:“达美航空为您带来舒适体验=v%J9kxIIcRe5!#bRKP。(当然可以穿紧身裤哦)”
对此,联合航空公司在Twitter主页上表示,若乘客着装不规范,本公司有权拒绝其登机H=qhpT9jgQze+
不久,该公司解释称,被拒女乘客是可享受免费乘机的员工家属2l7DzE2IQj。而该公司对员工或员工家属等乘客有着装要求T0^N71u)(=sjY-b
然而对于这一解释,广大网友并不买账j|lK#Wn@UfqS3s,r0!O^。社会媒体用户继续吐槽航空公司及其着装要求D5O&VnbO;A
有网友称,该规定与当前的时尚或流行趋势不符ccNOU;Ui3A;[W%I
其他网友则表示,航空公司可随意制定登机规则[QdNUq^OH%QFe+
周一,这场辩论依旧热度不减5e^2=qkp9U)T
香农·沃茨对一家报社表示,她认为联合航空公司的着装要求过于严格dC)6%Ewz,f_w。她还说,自己看到一名穿着短裤的男士登机却畅通无阻wl=~=hvdWKN%y%Z]4
她反问《纽约每日新闻》:“我很好奇有多少男孩因为穿短裤而被拒登机的”wIfRL~1H]nds9=DpknM7
以上为《今日热点》;AM!&ZMe_BLlFgwUN~4#
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