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Fri Nov 16, 2012, 05:23 PM

Will Ikea do anything to hurt women in the name of profit?

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I'm the last to find out Ikea deletes all women out of ads for the Saudi Arabia market. Makes me nauseous, truly, and reaffirms for me that Islam is #1 in misogyny in the world, and some corporations will do their bidding.


http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390444592404578030274200387136.html

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Reply Will Ikea do anything to hurt women in the name of profit? (Original post)
Sarah Ibarruri Nov 2012 OP
virgogal Nov 2012 #1
Sarah Ibarruri Nov 2012 #2
La Lioness Priyanka Nov 2012 #3
obamanut2012 Nov 2012 #4
yardwork Nov 2012 #5
Starry Messenger Nov 2012 #9
yardwork Nov 2012 #6
Gormy Cuss Nov 2012 #7
Sarah Ibarruri Nov 2012 #8
Gormy Cuss Nov 2012 #10

Response to Sarah Ibarruri (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 05:31 PM

1. Roosevelt opened up the ass-kissing of The Saudis in 1945. The beat goes on.

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Response to virgogal (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 10:17 AM

2. how long will the ass-kissing of woman-haters continue? nt

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Response to Sarah Ibarruri (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 05:15 PM

3. saudi arabia is not all of islam

i agree that islamic extremism is highly misogynistic though as is any religious fundamentalism

i am strongly encouraging you to rephrase your OP.

Thanks

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Response to La Lioness Priyanka (Reply #3)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 05:36 PM

4. I second this

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Response to La Lioness Priyanka (Reply #3)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 05:56 PM

5. Agreed.

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Response to La Lioness Priyanka (Reply #3)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 08:27 PM

9. Agreed.

Blanket stereotypes are no way to fight oppression.

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Response to Sarah Ibarruri (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 05:57 PM

6. Sarah, could you rephrase your OP?

Religious fundamentalism is often highly misogynistic. There's no reason to single out Islam. No problem with singling out Saudi Arabia. That country has a terrible women's rights records. Could you rephrase your OP to focus on Saudi Arabia? Thanks.

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Response to Sarah Ibarruri (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 06:49 PM

7. IKEA is the problem here, not Islam.

There have been earlier threads about it on DU. IKEA's move is abominable and I hold THEM responsible for misogyny by catering to the Saudi market.

Saudi Arabia may hide behind a veil of Islam but it's THEIR interpretation of the faith, not a universal truth of Islam.

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Response to Gormy Cuss (Reply #7)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 08:09 PM

8. I'm very sorry if somehow it's considered politically incorrect by a few

But Islam is KING among misogynist religions. Don't tell me you think it was Ikea's idea to erase females from their ads when their ads are filled with women in non-Islamic countries. I'm sick of political correctness allowing misogyny to thrive.

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Response to Sarah Ibarruri (Reply #8)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 08:54 PM

10. Actually, I do think that it was IKEA's idea because they want to sell in the market.

IKEA had the choice to say "no thanks" to the Wahhabists and not distribute catalogs. Instead they bowed to one of the most repressive, misogynistic regimes in the modern world.

I point the finger of blame on IKEA and the Saudis, not all of Islam.

It's not about "political correctness," it's about attributing the blame where it belongs rather than making a broad brush smear against an entire faith. As a matter of fact, I see it as no different than broad brushed gender smears.


ETA: I've received a SOP alert on the OP and three members of the group have asked you to edit the OP. It seems that you do not wish to do so and at this point I'm going to lock the thread. IF you believe this lock is in error please contact me via DUmail.

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