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BAD BUSINESS: Ikea's Saudi Arabia Catalog Erases Women; Company Expresses Regret


Business  (tags: business, society, politics, corporate, IKEA, women, dishonesty, ethics )

Cal
- 640 days ago - latimes.com
The Ikea catalog distributed in Saudi Arabia is the same as in other countries except for what it's missing -- women.In one instance, a pajama-clad woman -- shown standing at a bathroom sink along with a man, young boy and toddler nearby -- was erased from t



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Carol H. (229)
Tuesday October 9, 2012, 5:31 am
noted, thanks Cal -GOP have anything to do with the ad?
 

Jennifer C. (172)
Tuesday October 9, 2012, 5:51 am
Thanks.
 

Daniel Partlow (189)
Tuesday October 9, 2012, 6:26 am
How petty and ridiculous. They are pathetic!
 

Mary Donnelly (46)
Tuesday October 9, 2012, 2:59 pm
Thanks Cal.
 

John D. (45)
Tuesday October 9, 2012, 4:08 pm
When will a company pull out of Saudi Arabia or just not do business with them because of the 15th century mindset?
 

Gloria H. (88)
Tuesday October 9, 2012, 5:30 pm
well hell, just throw a burka on the woman and pretend she is a shower curtain.
 

Suheyla C. (229)
Tuesday October 9, 2012, 7:52 pm
I didn't signed. Why?...............
 

pam w. (191)
Tuesday October 9, 2012, 9:44 pm
A few years ago I met a young, capable woman who had just resigned from the corportate offices of IKEA. When I asked why, she told me that there are NO women in high-level positions at IKEA. I was very surprised to hear this. But...perhaps this corporate culture fits well with that of the Saudis?
 

RosemaryRNoFwds Husband in Hospital (633)
Tuesday October 9, 2012, 10:59 pm
Gloria H. you're so right!
Obviously Saudi Arabia needs to recognize women have rights, beyond being 'valued' economically!
Thanks Cal!
 

Alexandra Rodda (176)
Tuesday October 9, 2012, 11:52 pm
Obviously god, who is all mercifu, patientl and forgiving would not be able to come to terms with such an ad. They have to protect Him from it.
 

Gloria Morotti (1)
Wednesday October 10, 2012, 7:34 am
Disgusting.
 
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