It's a topsy turvy world we live in...
Islamic groups across Europe have campaigned for years for the right of Muslim women to wear the religious headscarf, or hijab. Now a Muslim woman in the Netherlands has won the right not to wear it!
The Islamic College of Amsterdam rejected Samira Haddad's job application after she said in an interview that she did not wear it as she was from Tunisia where the wearing of the hijab in public is prohibited.
Ms Haddad complained to a local anti-discrimination body, but the school cited the Koran in its defence. She then took the case to the Equality Commission, which decided that the Koran was not legally binding in the Netherlands.
Also today from The Guardian:
Ken Livingstone withdraws safety leaflet for women on the London underground after it was denounced as sexist and patronising. Tube Tips for Women was decorated with lipsticks and warned women to be careful on the escalators "especially if you are wearing your party shoes".
It said they should make sure trains did not "rock them to sleep" and to eat breakfast so they did not faint. Lady Hamwee, who raised the issue, said: "Transport for London should produce information campaigns and action that don't use outdated stereotypes."
I really don't know which story is more bizarre!
Addendum: And which woman is free?