Can you please respect the man and move to the back?
- Posted by Maryam Namazie
- On December 21, 2011
- 32 Comments
- gender apartheid
Tanya Rosenblit, a woman passenger on a public bus to Jerusalem was told to move to the back of the bus by an Orthodox male passenger. When she refused, the man held the door open and would not allow it to move. The driver called the police who took the man aside for ‘a pleasant conversation,’ after which the policeman asked her if she would move to the back of the bus! After Rosenblit refused, the man who had held the door got off and Rosenblit continued on her way…
Isn’t it infuriating that we are always required to ‘respect’ the wishes of the misogynist and intolerant? What about our wishes? And when did the term respect come to mean the disrespecting of women?
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, respect is for people not for religions and beliefs.
Anyway doesn’t this all sound familiar?
(Via Iain Simpson on Facebook)