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Stalinspetrock180 karma

Arab-American here, grew up 20 minutes from Lakewood, NJ, a town with a huge hasidic community. I worked with some hasidic guys, fixing their phones at a knockoff apple store. Questions:

1) Is sexism backed up by scripture, or is it cultural? I had a female manager but they wouldn't talk to her if they had a problem and would insist on talking to me.

2) Do y'all hate Muslims and Arabs? Is it also based on scripture, or is it just cultural as well, given the whole Israel thing?

Stalinspetrock56 karma

Oh yeah, Antisemitism is pretty big among arabs and muslims - it mostly stems from Israel, even if they might use other cultural touchstones like Muslim scripture to justify it. Just curious to see how it was on the other side of the fence, you know.

Stalinspetrock30 karma

What do people think about Abdel-Nasser? Is there a big generational divide in the way he's perceived? Finally, how is he viewed among Egyptian leftists (such as they are)? If you have the time after all this, talking about the Egyptian left in general would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

Stalinspetrock7 karma

How prevalent of a cause of suicide/depression/suicidal ideation is economics (worrying about getting a job, not earning enough, etc), and how should one handle such a case?

Stalinspetrock6 karma

Yeah it does, thanks a lot man - we've got similar views on Abdel-Nasser I think. Stay safe out there.