Segregated seating by gender on public transportation is actually a ‘controversial’ issue in Israel. Not satisfied to sit on their laurels after pretending to protect the Holy Land from H1N1 by blowing on ram horns, beating on drums, chanting prayers and shaking noise sticks from an airplane, thank goodness the real experts – of the religious kind, of course, and in this case rabbis – are once again ready, able, and willing to apply their expertise on all things as interpreters of God’s will, where discrimination on the basis of gender must be ratified as being pious. What folly. When will be people grow up, put aside their childish beliefs, and treat others as they themselves would like to be treated?
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