I mean, it's dumb that what that publishing company released as their statement. But isn't this woman basically getting (losing a book deal) what she would have cost the transit worker? is it ok for her to cost someone else their job, but not ok when she loses (not really a job, but $$ and opportunity)?
obviously egs, you use the metro so I know nothing of their eating policy (other than the article saying that people could be fined for it up until last week).
my official position is that this is a dumb incident. I don't think the transit worker deserved having her picture posted and her job put in jeopardy. And I don't agree with what happened to the author and her publishing company either.
well I guess its apples and oranges to me. Metro constantly says to report people who are violating rules; this employee was flouting the rule while in uniform. probably shitty for someone to lose their job over it, makes more sense for them to be reprimanded.
The person who tweeted loses a book deal just for tweeting that someone was breaking a rule? is that not allowed anymore? They aren't suggesting the person be fired. And again, bringing in the racial thing is pretty unhelpful.