Tuesday, February 17, 2009

"Looking for a Hero in Dubai"

Aaress at On the Baseline says it well.


dearg said...

It's an excellent article and I fully agree with its tone & content.

James Martin has written about the current inaction of the players.


Diane said...

I'm not sure that the players "put principles ahead of economics," as Martin said. Maybe some of them. I just think that passivity--especially among women--is a big part of many cultures, and that there is a fear of speaking out or not following the dictated plan.

Also, though I know what Martin is saying, you don't have to go to the UAE or Qatar to find women treated as second-class citizens: You can find that in any country, including Martin's. It's a matter of degree.

I'm surprised--and pleased--that there has been this much media attention given to the players' inaction. I didn't expect that.

Anonymous said...

Thank you, Diane, for the link and for your comment at OTB.

Diane said...

You're welcome--it's an excellent editorial.