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Going Direct: Sully Unleashes Hornet’s Nest On Social Media

In supporting women’s rights, the Miracle on the Hudson hero praised one political figure and raised the ire of many.

Amelia Earhart
Amelia Earhart

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.”

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