I’m Pretty Sure It Serves The Same Function…

The usual whining in the ‘Guardian’ about Muslims being ‘disadvantaged’ in the workplace throws up this rather odd little gem:

Others encounter difficulties within the workplace itself, where requests for minor adaptations are met with resistance. Reema, a 34-year-old obstetrician, has to remove her hijab in order to perform surgery. She explains that her London hospital trust has been unwilling to consider small alterations to the scrubs uniform worn in surgery, despite the possibility of ensuring sterility standards.

Given the way surgeons swaddle themselves in acres of gowning, what could possibly be the difference? Wouldn’t it do the same basic job as a hijab?

8 comments for “I’m Pretty Sure It Serves The Same Function…

  1. ivan
    December 16, 2012 at 10:42 am

    But Julia, you know THEY have to do it their way – if only to play the religion and race cards.

  2. December 16, 2012 at 11:57 am

    They are not disadvantaged; they are expected to abide by the same rules as everyone else.

    Ah… I see

  3. Ed P
    December 16, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    So this “problem” never occurred to her when she started her medical training? How terribly inconvenient.

  4. john in cheshire
    December 16, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    There are plenty of muslim dominated countries, why don’t these people sod off there, because they obviously don’t like living here. I reckon, though, that they’re not that stupid because they’ve obviously realised that none of the muslim ‘culture’ countries have actually produced a civilised form of living. Ever.

    And just imagine the carnage if 5 million Christians immigrated to one of these muslim places and demanded that the muslims change their behaviour to accommodate the new-comers.

  5. Twenty_Rothmans
    December 16, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    @John in Cheshire

    “There are plenty of muslim dominated countries, why don’t these people sod off there,”
    They have.

  6. December 16, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    “There are plenty of muslim dominated countries, why don’t these people sod off there,””

    Probably because women are not allowed to be surgeons in most of them whatever they wear.
    You might expect that would tell her something about her chosen religion…..

    • Twenty_Rothmans
      December 17, 2012 at 12:20 am

      I thought only women could be fanny mechanics over there, or that they had some Byzantine method from preventing a male quack from seeing any fur.

      And I am not talking about their top lips.

      • Tatty
        December 17, 2012 at 2:30 am

        “some Byzantine method from preventing a male quack from seeing any fur.”

        Ya mean like “female circumsision” ?

        The most extreme form….like there’s anything vaguely resembling a lesser extreme form but hey…involves slicing off the fur-growing bits as well as everything else before the sides being yanked together and stitched up.

        *crosses legs* 😯

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