inappropriately dressed, mentally depraved, incorrigibly uncool July 14, 2006Posted by lagablab in Discrimination.
This photo was taken last Tuesday, July 11, 2006. We went there to check how Aruba’s dress code is being implemented. We also saw a door sign that glaringly reveals Aruba’s biases and prejudices.
The sign says that clients who are wearing sleeveless shirts, caps or hats, or sandals are not allowed inside the establishment. It also states that the management has the right “to refuse entry to those who are inappropriately dressed, mentally depraved, and incorrigibly uncool.”
Inday Garutay was not wearing a sleeveless shirt, a cap/hat, or sandals, and therefore cannot be deemed by Aruba, based on its own dress code, to be inappropriately dressed. Why then was she told to leave the establishment? Was it because they see her as mentally depraved? Incorrigibly uncool?
Or perhaps the more relevant question is: where does “slippers or flipflops are not allowed” end and “gays are prohibited” begin?