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    09 Feb '16 01:51
    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2016/02/08/this-starbucks-in-saudi-arabia-has-banned-women-from-entering-the-establishment-see-the-crazy-reason-why/

    I know this sort of thing is not unexpected in that part of the world, but should Starbucks be apart of it?
  2. Zugzwang
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    09 Feb '16 01:58
    Here's a less stereotypical perspective on women in Saudi Arabia:
    http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2016/02/saudi-arabia-women-text

    "The Changing Face of Saudi Women"
    --Cynthia Gorney (February 2016, 'National Geographic' )

    Look at the photos of Saudi women in short skirts (at a fashion show only for women)
    and of a Saudi woman kick-boxing instructor.
  3. The Catbird's Seat
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    09 Feb '16 02:59
    Originally posted by Duchess64
    Here's a less stereotypical perspective on women in Saudi Arabia:
    http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2016/02/saudi-arabia-women-text

    "The Changing Face of Saudi Women"
    --Cynthia Gorney (February 2016, 'National Geographic' )

    Look at the photos of Saudi women in short skirts (at a fashion show only for women)
    and of a Saudi woman kick-boxing instructor.
    There are exceptions to rules everywhere. Viva la difference!
  4. Felicific Forest
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    11 Feb '16 18:23
    Well, coffee ís bad for one's health ... isn't it ... 😛
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    11 Feb '16 19:49
    Originally posted by Duchess64
    Here's a less stereotypical perspective on women in Saudi Arabia:
    http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2016/02/saudi-arabia-women-text

    "The Changing Face of Saudi Women"
    --Cynthia Gorney (February 2016, 'National Geographic' )

    Look at the photos of Saudi women in short skirts (at a fashion show only for women)
    and of a Saudi woman kick-boxing instructor.
    By all means, feel free to ignore all the content presented on this thread.
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    11 Feb '16 19:49
    Originally posted by ivanhoe
    Well, coffee ís bad for one's health ... isn't it ... 😛
    My guess is that Starbucks coffee is worse than a biggie soda.

    However, since the owner of the corporation is a big liberal, all should be well with the world.
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    11 Feb '16 21:031 edit
    Originally posted by whodey
    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2016/02/08/this-starbucks-in-saudi-arabia-has-banned-women-from-entering-the-establishment-see-the-crazy-reason-why/

    I know this sort of thing is not unexpected in that part of the world, but should Starbucks be apart of it?
    Does Starbucks have a choice ?
    Why would it be their fault if Saudi Arabia doesn't allow them to serve women?
    Get back on track......criticize Saudi Arabia for requiring them to do it.
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    12 Feb '16 03:58
    Originally posted by FishHead111
    Does Starbucks have a choice ?
    Why would it be their fault if Saudi Arabia doesn't allow them to serve women?
    Get back on track......criticize Saudi Arabia for requiring them to do it.
    Starbucks does have a choice. They can say that they won't serve anyone if they wish to single out women like that.

    But making money rules the day, even when it comes to hypocritical Progressives like Schultz.

    It's kinda the same feel as a TV preacher getting up on his golden podium preaching the gospel, only to be found having affairs with women/men on the side.

    Everyone hates a hypocrite.
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    12 Feb '16 05:061 edit
    Originally posted by whodey
    Starbucks does have a choice. They can say that they won't serve anyone if they wish to single out women like that.

    But making money rules the day, even when it comes to hypocritical Progressives like Schultz.

    It's kinda the same feel as a TV preacher getting up on his golden podium preaching the gospel, only to be found having affairs with women/men on the side.

    Everyone hates a hypocrite.
    Starbucks is enabling this sort of thing in a way. Perhaps companies should steer clear of doing business in these types of countries. A side note: did you know the Obama administration relaxed the stance of not trading with countries that have slavery? Oh yeah!!! Kind of the same thing. The very people that don't think the muslim refugees pose a threat to women tend to ignore the culture over there. Granted there are different branches of the muslim faith but they all tend to treat women poorly. Lets change our culture they say so men will treat women better, then they say bring in the muslims or you are racist. LOL dem libtards are fun as hell to watch and listen to. Down right amusing is what it is. Tantalizes the senses more than anything if not mind boggling as heck fire. The irony is just plumb ironic and their consistency of being the true racists, sexists, and totally against free speech makes pi or the speed of light look like an ambiguous pile of goo in comparison. Yea it is!
  10. The Catbird's Seat
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    12 Feb '16 13:53
    Originally posted by joe beyser
    Starbucks is enabling this sort of thing in a way. Perhaps companies should steer clear of doing business in these types of countries. A side note: did you know the Obama administration relaxed the stance of not trading with countries that have slavery? Oh yeah!!! Kind of the same thing. The very people that don't think the muslim refugees pose a threat ...[text shortened]... ech makes pi or the speed of light look like an ambiguous pile of goo in comparison. Yea it is!
    Assuming that private entities have social responsibility to be activist, Starbucks in better placed to bring about change by being there, than by a boycott.
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