Don't see the problem with men and women being separated in Mea Shaarim and not sure why this ex-councilwoman cares so much. It's not illegal to have a woman's only work out club or a "Men's" or a "Woman's" club in a Reform or Conservative synagogue to plan social events for the men or women respectively. I also don't recall ever seeing anything about the women in Mea Shaarim complaining they were being "discriminated" against. Maybe what the women are doing is more fun?? It's like women complaining they want to be counted in a minyan, but they don't complain that it's not fair that they are not required to pray three times a day with a minyan.This half logic is short sighted, naiive and... well.... illogical.
Firebomb thrown during demonstration in northern Israeli town of Umm al Fahm (Haaretz)
from the article: Ousted Jerusalem councilwoman: Israel surrendering to extremists