dimanche 29 mai 2011

Sexual segregation or social privilege!

Lebanon: Taxis for Women in Lebanon

Since March 2009, for travel in the city, the Lebanese have now "Banat Taxi" or "Taxi for women," the cars driven by women and reserved exclusively for the fairer sex.
"Pink flower in her hair and makeup in delicate pink. So we will dress every day", proudly Souad, mother of four children, driving a Peugeot ... pink. It is one of the three conductive recruited by Taxi Banat.
"Initially, I thought it would be difficult to find women drivers saw that Lebanon is a male occupation: I was surprised to receive dozens of requests," says Nawal Yaghi Fakhri, Director of the new company.
Based in Mtayleb, north-east of Beirut, the company has received support from the Ministry of Tourism, who sees an opportunity to attract holiday trips rich Gulf preferring taxi ride on women.
"This is the second initiative of its kind in the Arab world after the UAE," he told AFP Lina Ghanem, spokesman for the department.
"I find that there is gender discrimination," cried a mocking Jad Fakhoury, a businessman of 40, who attended the ceremony of initiation.
In London there are also the "Pink Ladies cabs" taxis exclusively for women.
In Moscow there are also pink taxis for women operated by the company Pinktaxi founded and run by a woman.
Except that the pink outfit is reserved for prisoners, among them many of them ... in Rwanda genocide, which will hinder Rwanda to visit Lebanon!

Iran: Arezu, territory reserved exclusively for women.

The Iranian authorities have decided to convert the island of Arezou, one of 102 islands in the Salt Lake Urmia (5,200 km2), a biosphere reserve of UNESCO since 1976, near the border with Turkey, in territory reserved exclusively for women.
All jobs on the island are reserved for female staff: Public transport, restaurants and facilities on the island, etc. ...
"The island of Arezou, one of the 102 islands in Lake Oroumiyeh, will be equipped especially for women. There will be no men on the island. This would give a boost to tourism in the region," said one city official, Aghai, the newspaper Emrouz.
The decision was approved by the Representative in the Province of Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who said she was not contrary to the sharia (Islamic law), he added.
Iran, Islamic law forbids women to appear unveiled before men.
Some beaches in the south and the north are already reserved only for Iranian women, who can reveal them without fear. In some cities, there are also parks for women.

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