At SIA, apparently the sky IS the limit for women #sgfeminists
In our modern day and age, it is accepted that both men and women are equally entitled to pursue their careers to the best of their ability. One’s gender does not generally affect one’s chances for promotion as long as he or she performs. It is therefore disturbing that Singapore Airlines has a practice of not recruiting female pilots. Although not official policy, there remains, to this day, no female pilots in SIA. Perhaps, SIA’s justifications for not hiring female pilots are issues such as pregnancy, maternity leave and family obligations. While these are legitimate concerns for a profit-making commercial entity, consideration has to be given for females who may not want to be part of the social stereotype of mother and caregiver. A majority of women in the 21st century from developed countries (such as Singapore) are just as well-qualified as men. In fact, I would ven...