Thursday, July 30, 2009

When WSJ talks about Lebanon

This esteemed WSJ reporter said: "Conservative Muslim women might take Banet Taxi to accommodate rules against traveling with unknown men." What rules, o well-informed reporter? My grandparents had no such rules even early in the 20th century. They send those reporters to the Middle East and they think that what applies in Saudi Arabia by virtue of Wahhabiyyah applies to the entire Middle East. And then he said: "Reporting of sexual harassment remains low in a country with much taboo surrounding abuse and victimhood." If this reporter, exhibiting signs of colonial feminism, knows anything about sexual harassment and rape in the US he would have known that the same is true in the US according studies by even the US Justice Department. (thanks Sarah)