Single-sex buses and old graves
This week there were two articles describing phenomenon that have raised numerous questions in Israel. The first is that during renovations in Washington Square Park, a number of graves were discovered. “Some adjustments will be made to redesign plans, but the skeletons will be left in place as a gesture of respect for the dead.” (hat tip) This has often been a problem in Israel, as in a number of other places, and it has been discussed by numerous people in a wide variety of contexts. See here and here when the shoe was on the other foot.  The second story has to do with single-sex buses. (hat tip) According to an article on the Associate Press,
Groping and verbal harassment is an exasperating reality for women using public transportation in this sprawling capital, where 22 million passengers cram onto subways and buses each day. Some men treat women so badly that the subway system has long had ladies-only cars during rush hour, with police segregating the sexes on the platforms.
In Israel this issue has been in the headlines and is now in the courts. It looks like some men in different cultures can’t seem to find enough ways to degrade and humiliate women, each in their own way.
 For more reading see Tehumin, vol. 18, pp. 254-274.