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27 December 2011

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Redhand

I'm not sure the problem is confined to monotheistic religions. Consider "bride burning" among the Hindus in India. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bride_burning.

Nancy K

I agree with Redhand, I don't think it is as much to do with monotheistic religions as ignorance and fear.

turcopolier

NancyK

That is a bit too PC for me.pl

Rob Waddell

I think the main clue is located at the bottom of the article:

"They want to push us out of Beit Shemesh. They want to take over the city," said Margolese.

As in most affairs relating to human misery the quest for land and resources bubbles up from it's evolutionary pool to taint even the religions that have brought forth human civilization over the millennia.

If you want micro-examples, it's not hard to find neighbours etc. squabbling over boundary pegs and the like.

Stephanie

The problem is patriarchy but the monotheistic religions do seem to have a special knack for it. Something has to be done about the temptation to sin that the ladies present to the godly male.

The Orthodox have brought the back of the bus concept back to the United States, as well:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/20/nyregion/bus-segregation-of-jewish-women-prompts-review.html?_r=2

'"One father who sat in the front with his son and daughter and declined to give his name said men and women “need to be separated.” He looked down at his daughter dressed in a bright red raincoat, with her blue eyes frozen in amazement, and said: “She’s small. When she’s big, she will sit in the back.”'

Thanks, Dad.

Nancy K

Thankfully it seems that secular Israelis are standing up for the rights of women and fighting back against the ultra Orthodox

securecare

Sounds like both genders need to become comfortable with what/who they are.

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