Alex Hamasaki, Student Intern Last Modified: 22:40 DST, 4 April 2013 A quick update of the recent rulings on women’s rights in the Gaza Strip and Saudi Arabia. Hamas orders gender segregation in schools GAZA STRIP, Israel – Gaza’s Hamas-controlled parliament passed a law requiring separate classes in schools for boys and girls in public […]
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Alex Hamasaki, Student Intern Last Modified: 20:10 p.m. EDT, 5 March 2013 WEST BANK, Israel – The Israeli government announced today that it is introducing two segregated bus line in the occupied West Bank. Aljazeera reports that the Transport Ministry in Israel called this move “an improvement in service.” The Transport Ministry also said that […]
Some people who read this post may believe that it is impossible for this to happen in 2010; however, I can attest to the veracity of one aspect of this story. Recently my mother attended a school sponsored event in Potomac, Maryland. Upon her arrival the hostess glanced at her and imperiously informed her that the kitchen was in the back. My mother with aplomb, informed the lady that she was attending the event on behalf of her grandson who was a student attending the school. Upon hearing this, the woman grudgingly accepted my mother’s proffered hand before stepping aside to let her pass. As my mother entered, the woman wiped her hand on her dress.