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NY may close bus service that makes women sit in back
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/10/21/us-bus-women-idUSTRE79K44F20111021?feedType=RSS&feedName=oddlyEnoughNews&rpc=22&sp=true ^ | 10/24/2011 | Reuters

Posted on 10/24/2011 12:25:04 PM PDT by Morgana

(Reuters) - New York City authorities said they will shut down a city bus service run by Orthodox Jews if the group doesn't stop making women sit at the back of the bus.

The Private Transportation Corp, which operates the city's public B110 bus under a franchise arrangement, has come under criticism following publicity about its practice of making women give up their seats in the front to promote Hasidic customs of gender separation.

New York City's Department of Transportation spokesman Scott Gastel said the agency's executive director Anne Koenig has asked the company to respond to the allegations and was waiting to hear back.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Current Events; Judaism
KEYWORDS: backofbus; bus; jews; women
In modern America this still goes on?
1 posted on 10/24/2011 12:25:07 PM PDT by Morgana
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To: Morgana

But the muzzies can beat their wives and pistol-whip their sisters because that’s DIVERSITY!


2 posted on 10/24/2011 12:27:35 PM PDT by samtheman (Newt? Can you do it? Can you repudiate your time on the Pelosi couch?)
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To: samtheman

Right, but if this was a Islamic bus service that made women sit in the back, you’d be outraged, so let’s be consistent..


3 posted on 10/24/2011 12:31:05 PM PDT by MrShoop
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To: Morgana

But at the same time you ‘champions of women’s rights’ seem to have no problem when it comes to m0slems treating their own women worse than Michael Vick treats his dogs.


4 posted on 10/24/2011 12:37:31 PM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Doesn't anyone love liberty anymore?)
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To: Morgana

From what I read it wasn’t the bus service but the passengers that made women sit in the back.


5 posted on 10/24/2011 12:41:25 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: Morgana

I doubt whether anyone is MAKING them sit in the back. Presumably, as Orthodox Jews, they are taking this bus because they WANT to sit separately from the men.

If the Bloomberg regime has it’s way, they’ll probably end up walking.


6 posted on 10/24/2011 12:41:54 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius.)
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To: MichaelCorleone

Just let the women sit in the front; men in the back. Separation of sexes, not second-class citizenship, is the issue. The Hadisics just want to practice their faith.


7 posted on 10/24/2011 12:42:07 PM PDT by namvolunteer (We draw the Congressional districts this time)
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To: MrShoop

I wouldn’t be “outraged” if this were a PRIVATELY RUN Islamic bus service and Islamic women were getting on the bus of their own free will. I would shrug my shoulders, just as I do here.

It’s when the muzzies want ISLAMIC LAW in American Courts... that’s what I’m reserving my outrage for. And for all the leftists who support them.

I personally am p*ssed at bus #87 on the NJ Transit System (from Hoboken to Jersey City) because they run their buses on a schedule that’s about as predictable as drunkards walk... but it’s up to me whether I feel like waiting for the d*mn bus or finding another way home. And I often walk.

So please, allow me to withhold my “outrage” in this instance.

Does the bus run on time? Then it’s better than what I get, I’ll tell you that much.


8 posted on 10/24/2011 12:43:05 PM PDT by samtheman (Newt? Can you do it? Can you repudiate your time on the Pelosi couch?)
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To: Morgana

But the muslims don’t have to stop beating their wives?


9 posted on 10/24/2011 2:33:22 PM PDT by tutstar
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To: tutstar

Trickster: When did you stop beating you wife?
Muslim: I still beat her.
Trickster: Ha ha I got you. Wait. What?


10 posted on 10/24/2011 4:31:45 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Q: When did you stop beating you wife? Muslim: I still beat her. Q: Ha ha I got you. Wait. What?)
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To: Morgana

Who wants to sit with men on a bus, anyway? If it’s your spouse, Hasidim shouldn’t have a problem: husband and wife are allowed to be near one another.

Put the ladies in front - they’re probably pregnant or holding children or groceries, and they shouldn’t have to negotiate the aisle - and put the men in the back. Post a sign! “For the convenience of women, the first ten rows are reserved for their use.”

(Yes, you can put me in charge of running the world, any time.)


11 posted on 10/25/2011 6:51:55 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Sensible, logical, responsible and practical. I also walk dogs.)
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To: Tax-chick

“Put the ladies in front - they’re probably pregnant or holding children or groceries, and they shouldn’t have to negotiate the aisle - and put the men in the back. Post a sign! “For the convenience of women, the first ten rows are reserved for their use.”

(Yes, you can put me in charge of running the world, any time.)”

I am with you on that! Men have never been pregnant (not real men anyway) and have no idea how hard that is lugging the extra weight. Then pregnant and have kids in tow? Yea let them have the front of the bus. If they are so concerned that the men will lust over the women then install a privacy curtain or something.

As for you running the world? My granny always said “the hand the rocks the cradle rules the world”. Think of it!


12 posted on 10/25/2011 7:09:03 AM PDT by Morgana ("Since using your shampoo my hair has come alive!" ----Medusa)
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To: Morgana
My granny always said “the hand the rocks the cradle rules the world”.

I can't even get my family members to put their dirty clothes in the laundry basket, so I think ruling the world through them is going to be an Epic Fail event.

13 posted on 10/25/2011 8:35:12 AM PDT by Tax-chick (You can tell them I just sailed away.)
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To: namvolunteer

“The Hadisics just want to practice their faith.”

Let them do it on their own dime, not the taxpayers.


14 posted on 06/23/2012 4:22:20 AM PDT by KantianBurke (Where was the Tea Party when Dubya was spending like a drunken sailor?)
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