Main | Saturday, October 08, 2011

Step Aside For Men

Signs being posted in Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves command women to deferentially step aside and allow men to pass when meeting on the sidewalk.
Why did the Orthodox Jewish woman cross the road? Because a Yiddish sign ordered her. A bold new religious decree was bolted to street trees this week that orders women to move to the side when a man is walking towards her on the sidewalk. The red, yellow and white plastic sign, first noted in the Jewish watchdog blog Failed Messiah, is roughly translated, “Precious Jewish daughters, please move over to the side when you see a man come across.”
The Parks Department is taking down the signs because they are nailed to trees.

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