I would hope that I am always professional with my students, and would treat any one of them with respect, and grade them according to their work without regard to any irrelevant opinions of mine. I would probably be less apt to speak to a veiled student, but then, a veiled student would probably be less apt to speak to me: this is rather hypothetical, anyway, since the veiled women just don't seem to go to school (I don't mean that as a statement of stereotype, but as an observation of how it is in Detroit: you do see veiled women on the streets from time to time, I just don't see them at the colleges). Would I have been less accommodating about finding a good quiet room for her prayer if she had been veiled? That wouldn't make a difference: within limits of course, I always try to be accommodating to students; there was supposed to be a test on Yom Kippur, for example, but when I realized what the date was, I changed it.
Here is my issue with these issues. I've got so many conflicting thoughts. First they are an ancient civilization by all accounts and their methodology over the years has kept them moving forward. We've got to appreciate their holding the light while Europe fell into the dark ages, they kept the math and science and art alive and well and kept a religion that suited them and religious laws that kept order.
“This is an annual award and it is given to encourage development projects. It is the first time that a Saudi woman has received the award,” Dr. Al-Munajjed said.
Dr. Al-Munajjed has been working with several UN agencies on programs and social projects. She is the author of two published books and is currently working on a third book, which is based on personal interviews with 20 remarkable Saudi women who recount the events that shaped their lives and careers.
Namaste Tao,But I still feel it is better for us to express outrage than remain curious anthropologists.
As good as it is pesky old me must point out that was over two years ago, and ponder yeah, but what have you done for me lately. Also in reference to the below, I can't find any reference of the book which was being worked on. That sounds like something worth the world reading.
Tich Nat Hanh related a beautiful story about raising cabbage, and if they were not growing as they should would you yell at them, beat them, threaten to rip them out, or would you provide the water, nutrients, care so they could grow better and encourage them to produce the crop you desire?
Do you truly think outrage our best avenue of expression or concern, understanding and continuing dialog?