First Ultra-Orthodox Sex-Segregated Playground Opens –Compare to Saudi Arabia.

First Ultra-Orthodox Sex-Segregated Playground Opens –Compare to  Saudi Arabia.

The Sisterhood Reports:

The reportedly first sex-segregated public playground in the country has been opened in Kiryas Joel, the ultra-Orthodox enclave in Monroe, NY.

According to YourJewishNews.com, Kiryas Joel’s Satmar Hasidic community has built on 283 acres on the city’s outskirts a playground that completely separates boys from girls. More accurately, the space is divided into four areas: one for fathers with their sons; one for mothers with their daughters; one for boys, and one for girls. The sections are located a considerable distance apart from one another. There are also separate walking trails for males and females.

This is WORSE than Saudi Arabia. See photos of a playground in Saudi Arabia below and compare.

Playground in Saudi Arabia

 

Satmar playground in New York- signs say “Boys Here” and “Girls Here”

The article says (unhelpfully)  that itt is unclear whether public funds were used but mentions that the mayor approved the funding.  Seems like something crying out for investigative journalism.

Also, this is touted as North America’s first sex-segregated playground. But less than 100 years ago most school yards were sex-segregated and there were separate entrances for boys and girls.

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One Response to First Ultra-Orthodox Sex-Segregated Playground Opens –Compare to Saudi Arabia.

  1. “It was time, that the city which was founded according to the regulations and directives of Rabbi Joel Teitelbaum, have a park which is fully sex segregated, according the strict laws of true Torah Jews,” a Satmar community activist reportedly said.

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