Thursday, August 11, 2005

Well, which is it going to be?

Toleration of other cultures in a super-PC manner or extreme women's rights?

In this little news story, a group of faculty at VA Tech are upset that the school has segregated classes for a delegation of visiting Saudi faculty - which is in accordance with Saudi custom at their colleges and universities.

I just find this very humorous that this professor would probably tell Joe Sixpack on the street that you have to respect another culture and don't infringe upon their practices because who are you to judge. But when it plops down in the middle of their world, someone gets their panties in a wad that the other culture isn't respectful of women's rights... when everyone pretty much knows that conservative Middle Eastern cultures don't have the same appreciation for women's rights that Western societies do.