Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Hamas and Gaza Women

Interesting how the de facto Hamas government in Gaza one day decides to ban male hairdressers from working in women's salons and prohibit women from riding motorcycles (and, to be fair, make it illegal for men to remove their shirts on the beach); only to have the de facto Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh announce that he plans to appoint "a number of female ministers to better include them in the decision-making process," the next day.

Maybe it's just me, but it seems a little contradictory to say that you will enhance women's rights, and then at the same time come with stupid restrictions of women's (and men's) personal freedom that concerns hair (and shirts).

Leave it up to Gazan men and women to decide who cuts their hair, who rides a bike, and who swims with their shirts on.

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1 comment:

Mirkhaaaa said...

hell yeah!