There ought to be one day in the year when the rule is violated - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • 06.01.11 | 18:10 (IST)

    Every one can foresee what will happen. A woman trying to sit not in the back will be shouted at by the passengers, so "public opinion" will move her to the back of the bus, although not the company operating the bus. In effect, women will be "forced" to segregate. In order to remember that this is not the "natural order" of things, there ought to be a day in the year where this type of segregation is violated. It may be enforced by a secular women organization, perhsps even the Meretz party, which will send pairs of women activists to violate the rule. Announce it in advance to minimize mutual shouting. Perhaps it can be done on Purim, when the Orthodox can expect the "reversal" of order. Israel's Independence Day is also a good day.

    from the article: High Court: Gender segregation legal on Israeli buses - but only with passenger consent
    First published 11:25 06.01.11 | Last updated 11:25 06.01.11
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