Not the Israeli Rosa Parks

Oy vey. Bloggers in the real world and critics of the weird aspects of religion have started to take note of the bizarre spitting match on a bus in Israel.

Let me say this. Based on the email Miriam Shear circulated after the event, she is no Rosa Parks. She was not pacific in her protest. Religion-based gender bias is not the same as socially-based racial bias. Israel today is not the American South in 1955. Israeli women are not going to boycott Egged buses for 13 months and sue in court for rights.

Orthodox men do have real problems. They need to learn manners and civility. They need to reform their attitudes and practices regarding women.

And yes. Islam is worse. That is no excuse.

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