My (non-religious) daughter would at times travel to Hebrew University from the Galilee on one of these buses. She told us the the atmosphere was so intimidating that no woman would dare to make any kind of protest against the seating segregation because of the fear. They all sat quietly in the back. Once, in winter, a window was left open in the men's section and although suffering from the cold air pouring into the bus, not one single woman would "dare" to even ask the men to close it let alone get up and close it themselves. Such was the intimidation on the bus.They endured the whole journey from the Galilee to Jerusalem with the window open. Now, after this ruling, explain to me who is going to police each and every bus so that this does not happen again a million times over?
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