Last week, Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger made a post on his Facebook account to show his support for women, which seems noncontroversial enough. But it wasn’t. Because in doing so, he praised a speech given by one of the most polarizing figures there is. But what does this have to do with aviation? A lot.
Here’s what Sully had to say, in his words: “Since 2016 I have been saying that first principles explain why the quality of women’s lives matters to me. I care about what happens to half the population of this planet not because I once had a mother, not because I am married to my wife, not because I happen to be the father of daughters, but because I am human.”