War on Women: if you’re a woman and flip burgers at Hardee’s, you might be a prostitute

In Saudi Arabia, there are apparently different standards for being a prostitute. For example, if you work at Hardee’s in Jeddah, cover your head to prevent the public from seeing your face, and are female, well, you might qualify as a ‘prostitute’ according to at least one Saudi cleric.

Via Al Arabiya:

A Twitter post ignited a battle of arguments over a post tweeted by a Saudi cleric describing the newly-introduced waitress at a fast-food restaurant in Saudi Arabia as “prostitutes”.

The debated topic sparked when Saudi Sheikh Ali Al Mutairi reacted to a number of Saudi tweets calling for the boycott of popular American fast-food restaurant, Hardee’s.

The reason?

The burger chain had recently allowed women – for the first time – to work as waitresses at their branches across the coastal city of Jeddah.

“At the beginning of her shift she’s a waitress. When her shift ends she becomes a prostitute. The more she’s around men the easier it becomes to get closer to her”, tweeted Al-Mutairi, whose twitter account (@4aalmutairi ) boasts more than 5,000 followers.

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And to think, Mitt Romney had the gall to put the names of potential female applicants for jobs into binders.

Ain’t perspective a funny thing?

h/t WZ

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