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Israeli Feminist Groups Protest Against Segregated Buses
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JERUSALEM Hundreds of Israelis staged a protest on Saturday against gender discrimination on some bus routes in ultra-Orthodox Jewish neighbourhoods, where women are made to sit at the back.

Around 1,000 men and women gathered outside the Jerusalem home of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, holding up placards reading "Israel is not Tehran" and "Democracy, not theocracy," an AFP correspondent said.

Opposition leader Tzipi Livni sent the protesters a message of support, saying that "those who relegate women to the back of the bus consign them to the edge of society."

On some bus routes through ultra-Orthodox Jewish neighbourhoods of the holy city, women are made to sit at the rear of the vehicles while men are allowed in the front.
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  -Israeli Feminist Groups Protest Against Segregated Buses Purveyor  Mar-14-10 10:22 PM   #0 
  - saw an article here about congregations also supporting women praying  tigereye   Mar-14-10 10:24 PM   #1 
  - Very cool - thanks for posting!  oberliner   Mar-14-10 10:28 PM   #2 
  - That is not quite how it works...  ProgressiveProfessor   Mar-14-10 10:51 PM   #3 
     - Hope they continue to get beat down  Lithos   Mar-14-10 11:18 PM   #4 
     - Those religious buses are subsidised by the govt and use govt bus-stops...  Violet_Crumble   Mar-15-10 02:43 AM   #5 
     - And Hamas thugs threaten women who ride bicycles.  proteus_lives   Mar-15-10 04:43 AM   #6 
        - What the fuck does that have to do with what I said?  Violet_Crumble   Mar-15-10 05:31 AM   #7 
        - Proteus points out that religious conservatives in Israel and Palestine have much in common.  ProgressiveMuslim   Mar-15-10 06:09 AM   #8 
        - True, but it doesn't negate these women's cause  LeftishBrit   Mar-15-10 10:34 AM   #10 
        - You know the argument is weak when when it rests upon "Well... look at Hamas!" lol.  ProgressiveMuslim   Mar-15-10 11:58 AM   #13 
        - Yes- religious zealots of all types suck.  Tailormyst   Mar-15-10 11:34 AM   #11 
     - There have been problems  JoDog   Mar-15-10 07:26 AM   #9 
        - I hope she told him to go jump in a lake.  Tailormyst   Mar-15-10 11:35 AM   #12 
        - Indeed there have been, but the real violence has been on the hareidi buses  ProgressiveProfessor   Mar-15-10 12:53 PM   #14 

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