Yesterday I came across an ad in the newspaper for the ‘Al Tazaj’ fast food restaurant asking for employees to work for them in their branch in Amman.
What caught my attention is their explicit request of ‘veiled’ females which I find as a disturbing blunt discrimination.
I do realize that this happens on a wide scale in our society, as of some employers prefer to hirea specific sects people whether it is based on religion preferance, sex preferance or even origin preferance.
But what I don’t acceptable is to take it from an individual level and promote it publicly in newspapers.
Don’t we have rules in Jordan against discimination?
How could our government accept such ads to pass through the cencorship?
Would we end up in a more blunt discriminating ads? like, we are hireing christian females! or only those of Jordanian origins can apply! or yet maybe we are exclusive to a certain family members! or only for males, … etc
We get appailed of the news around the world of the discrimination taking place against veiled women in the west. We shout and scream about human rights, and their freedom to choose for themselves, yet we practice discrimination against un-veiled women in our country! Keeping silence about it only make us look as bad hypocrites.
Our censorship deparment should pay more attention to our citizens rights rather than of only censoring materials that don’t comply with the government strategies.