Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Tuesday Link

Here's a link to a fascinating and well-written story about a young woman who went abroad to Jordan for a year, was almost immediately assaulted by a taxi driver, and proceeded to stay in the country, learn that it was a freak thing not at all common in Jordan, and yet throughout, she doesn't let society off the hook for its attitude towards women. A nuanced approach from a young, intelligent woman, I think.

Here I am not being nuanced like her for a minute: Taxi drivers frequently are my nemesis. Nemesises. Nemisii. You know what I mean. I do the whole "stare-out-the-window-and-bolt-at-the-first-suspicious-comment" thing. And yet many taxi drivers have helped me, too...

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