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#1 sapphire

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Posted 19 April 2007 - 09:48 AM

I am aware that I am not the only (ex)chasideste on H and I was wondering what you all feel about women driving. Here in London a child who's mother drives will not be accepted into a chasidishe chieder or school. It is preferred that women use (arab) taxi drivers - regardless of the length of their trip, and no one blinks if a family has an account with a specific firm who will send them the same driver whenever he is available, which effectively means that women will be taking trips as long as an hour in both direction (from stamford hill to the west end [shopping district] or other malls even further away) with the same man, fairly often.
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Posted 19 April 2007 - 10:06 AM

I was wondering what you all feel about women driving.

I think it's perfectly fine. They're not more (or less) advanced than man at driving. It all depends on the person's "skill", if you even want to call it that.
I think it's even necessary for most women, since they're usually the ones in charge of house work, errands, and such. They need to drive around the kids, get groceries, and OF COURSE go shop. There are of course more reasons too (work and such.) So, cars are pragmatic and useful.

Here in London a child who's mother drives will not be accepted into a chasidishe chieder or school. It is preferred that women use (arab) taxi drivers - regardless of the length of their trip

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I've heard of Chassidish women who drive...
perhaps a certain sect you're referring to?
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Posted 19 April 2007 - 10:08 AM

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I've heard of Chassidish women who drive...
perhaps a certain sect you're referring to?


Just hardcore chasidim.
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Posted 19 April 2007 - 10:12 AM

What I'm wondering is how every woman is expected to afford all these taxi trips. Those aren't cheap!

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Posted 19 April 2007 - 10:16 AM

What I'm wondering is how every woman is expected to afford all these taxi trips. Those aren't cheap!

Who says they pay with money? :wink:
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Posted 19 April 2007 - 10:26 AM

What I'm wondering is how every woman is expected to afford all these taxi trips. Those aren't cheap!

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Posted 19 April 2007 - 11:09 AM

What I'm wondering is how every woman is expected to afford all these taxi trips. Those aren't cheap!

the car, insurance, gas and upkeep vs. taxi trip cost?
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Posted 19 April 2007 - 12:21 PM

why do these chasidim disallow female driving? a bit to extreme no?

plus isn't it awkward that the car service men are the same all the time?

They can eventually start to converse or get a bit to friendly with each other.
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Posted 19 April 2007 - 12:47 PM

why do these chasidim disallow female driving?


something about it not being tzniustik for the women.

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Posted 19 April 2007 - 12:52 PM

something about it not being tzniustik for the women.



It's a lot more tzniusdic to drive your own car over being driven by some Mexican or Arab
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Posted 19 April 2007 - 01:09 PM

It's a lot more tzniusdic to drive your own car over being driven by some Mexican or Arab


not according to some, although i'd have no problem (tznius-wise) being driven by mexicans, but then i myself have no tznius issues with women driving either. anyway, i only know of BP crowd, and there the majority of drivers are russian, plus there are some frum ones as well (oy, now you'll ask if it's even less tznius to have a frum male driver :unsure: )

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Posted 19 April 2007 - 01:15 PM

It's a lot more tzniusdic to drive your own car over being driven by some Mexican or Arab

Why would you drive your car over a Mexican?
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Posted 19 April 2007 - 01:26 PM

Honey remember we earn in ús too

How do you manage that?!
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Posted 19 April 2007 - 01:30 PM

Why would you drive your car over a Mexican?



I don't like Mexicans and their sly sideways glances
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Posted 19 April 2007 - 01:33 PM

I don't like Mexicans and their sly sideways glances

That's no reason to run them over. Be nice.
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Posted 19 April 2007 - 01:35 PM

That's no reason to run them over. Be nice.



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Posted 19 April 2007 - 02:03 PM

Another Klutz Kashe...
What are the women doing so far out of the house without their husbands that would require them to drive?? :rolleyes:
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Posted 19 April 2007 - 03:10 PM

why do these chasidim disallow female driving? a bit to extreme no?

Didn't you know? A woman at the wheel is a major turn on.

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Posted 19 April 2007 - 03:16 PM

something about it not being tzniustik for the women.


Why? Are you somehow more exposed coming out of the front seat than you are coming out of the back seat?

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Posted 19 April 2007 - 03:20 PM

Didn't you know? A woman at the wheel is a major turn on.

There is a kernel of truth to that.
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