What’s Current: Israeli airline can no longer accommodate men who refuse to sit next to women

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Renee Rabinowitz, an 83 year-old woman, won her case against Israeli airline El Al. The court ruled that when airline employees asked Rabinowitz to switch seats in order to accommodate the demands of a religious man, they were engaging in sexist discrimination. The airline has been ordered to stop this practice.

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Lisa Steacy

Lisa Steacy is an Assistant Editor at Feminist Current. She has a B.A. in Women & Gender Studies from the University of Toronto. However, the women she met in her five years as a frontline worker and collective member with Vancouver Rape Relief & Women’s Shelter deserve almost all of the credit for her feminist education. She lives in Vancouver with her partner and their cats.