View Full Version : Woman Told To Move To Back Of Sex-Segregated Bus In Brooklyn

Magda Hassan
10-20-2011, 01:13 AM
The New York World has uncovered what it says is a case of sex-segregation on a Brooklyn bus line.
When Melissa Franchy boarded the B110 bus in Brooklyn, she was initially allowed to sit wherever she liked, the paper reported. But when more Hasidic men started to board the bus, which runs between Williamsburg and Borough Park, she was asked by passengers to move to the back of the vehicle.
"On any other bus," Daily Intel notes, "such a request might have resulted in an uproar, an angry confrontation, and an entertaining YouTube video. But the B110 is no ordinary bus. It's a Jewish bus."
The bus is run privately with permission from the city, according to the World.
The New York Post explains that the rules on the bus are designed to keep women and men from coming into contact with each other which is forbidden in Hasidic tradition. A female Post reporter was told by a B110 driver that she could not sit in the vehicle's first row because it was reserved for men.
The Department of Transportation is looking into the incident reported by the World.

Magda Hassan
10-20-2011, 01:16 AM
Wonder how it would be if it were a Muslim bus?

Peter Lemkin
10-20-2011, 06:02 AM
Ultra-Conservative Jews and Muslims have much in common.....as do ultra-conservative Christians. It is a cosmic bad joke that they are the engines behind much of the enmity in the world today....with others who stand to profit in many ways from the enmity 'buying in' to the 'war between them' too. :joystick: