- Jim SkinnerCEO
Stop McDonalds' Gender Discrimination Practices in Saudi Arabia
Many U.S. companies are changing their stores to support gender segregation in countries that promote it. One major company is McDonalds' in Saudi Arabia. McDonalds' has reportedly made seperate entrances for men and women and different seating as well. Kind of a seperate but equal practice only it is far from equal. The men's area is typically lavish and comfortable where the women's side is sometimes missing seats. Women without a male companion are barred from entering the restaurant.
Many women are not allowed to drive so McDonalds' solves that problem by having home delivery available. How nice of them.
This is a quote from National Organization for Women (NOW) spokesperson Karen Johnson, "McDonald's...claim[s] to be sensitive to local customs and laws, but they choose to ignore universal human rights laws in favor of the laws of profit."
Sign the petition to stop this practice and boycott McDonald's until they do.
Contact McDonalds' and let them know this is unacceptable: (630)623-3000
Saudi Arabia is a country filled with violent crimes against women in direct correlation to their views on gender. According to Nation Master statistics, Islam is practiced by almost 100% of the inhabitants of Saudi Arabia, a religion that promotes great violence against women. The Koran (Islam's holy book) specifically allows wife beating, "Men are the maintainers of women because Allah has made some of them to excel others and because they spend out of their property; the good women are therefore obedient, guarding the unseen as Allah has guarded; and (as to) those on whose part you fear desertion, admonish them, and leave them alone in the sleeping-places and beat them; then if they obey you, do not seek a way against them; surely Allah is High, Great" Koran 4:34.
It has been made public knowledge that your corporation has not only been empathizing with gender segregation but has been promoting it in your restaurants in Saudi Arabia. While promoting gender segregation is not quite the same as promoting spousal abuse, it allows desensitization to sexism which leads to violence. This is a sickening display of a company's complete disregard for human rights and it must stop.
Every person signing this petition and sending this letter will be boycotting McDonald's until there has been a public apology and a stop to these practices.
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