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The german National Team won't play anymore in countries where women don't have equal rights and aren't allowed to visit football stadiums without discrimination.

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The german National Team won't play anymore in countries where women don't have equal rights and aren't allowed to visit football stadiums without discrimination.

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Guys, this is a mistranslation.

What he really said is they won't let the national team play in countries where women aren't allowed equal access to stadiums. There's no requirement of equal rights elsewhere.

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1.3k points · 12 days ago

This would have been a great gesture maybe a decade ago...hell even 3-4 years ago, but completely pointless now since even Saudi Arabia and now Iran allow women into stadiums.

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Needs to be higher up! This is a false translation.

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Shouldn't this mistranslation warrant a 'misleading' tag from the mods? It's already been 5 hours. It further validates this apparent PR exercise.

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23 points · 12 days ago · edited 12 days ago

"in denen Frauen nicht gleichberechtigt und frei von Diskriminierung Zugang zu Stadien gewährt wird."

That could actually mean either thing. If you put a "sind" after "gleichberechtigt" it would be a completely new meaning and if speaking the whole sentence you can easily miss out on that word and say something else. The whole quote is worded very vague imo. Pretty easy to get the whole point wrong.

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or else they'd have to boycott every country

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Precisely, its all about access to the stadium. If they dont have access in a manner free of inequality and discrimination then.... That phrase itself does not extend this to other areas of life.

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So it's yet another empty measure to make oneself look progressive and tolerant? Got it.

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Sooo this statement means basically nothing?

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Ah... otherwise Germany would have to say byebye to Qatar World Cup.

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6.1k points · 12 days ago

So we won't play next WC? Sure.

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According to Spiegel online (and Google Translate), this is what Keller actually proposed:

In his first presidium meeting at the DFB, he submitted a draft resolution 'under which we no longer allow national teams to play matches in countries where women are not granted equal access to football stadiums or other sports facilities without discrimination'. This proposal was unanimously adopted by the DFB Presidency.

Qatar does not ban women from stadiums so presumably the German national team will still play there.

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Original Poster513 points · 12 days ago

Well, i hope they actually won't play in qatar. We have to wait and see how serious they will be with this new rule.

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66 points · 12 days ago

Women are allowed in stadium in Qatar thought

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58 points · 12 days ago

Women's rights in Qatar according to Wikipedia : "Women in Qatar vote and can run for elected office. Qatar granted the right to vote to both women and men in the context of the 1999 elections to a "Central City Council" 25,26. These elections - the first ever held in Qatar - were deliberately held on March 8, 1999, International Women's Day.

Qatar sent female athletes to the 2012 Summer Olympics, which began in London on 27 July.

Since the 1990s, the status of Qatari women has improved significantly, both in terms of their place in society and in terms of rights. Sheikha Mozah has been particularly vocal in advocating for the cause of women by encouraging conferences on the subject, advocating for better education, and calling for the creation of a position on the status of women in the office. Ministerial.

As a result of these advances, Qatari women have been able to secure career opportunities, including leadership positions in education, banking, health services, humanitarian organizations, right, and even diplomacy. According to the Qatari Embassy28, women are present in the fields of education, health, journalism, aviation, banking, politics, finance and tourism. Between 36 and 42 per cent of Qatari women are employed, and experts say women's rights are strengthening29,30.

In 1999, Qatar granted women the right to vote, as well as the possibility of gaining access to important positions in the government, whether in appointments or elective terms. In 2015, two women are elected to sit among the 29 members of the country's Municipal Council. In November 2017, Qatar appointed 4 women to the Shura Advisory Council, a first in the history of this institution.

No special clothing is imposed on women, who can dress as they wish in public (although in practice Qatari women usually wear the black abaya).

They also have the right to drive in Qatar (this right existed long before the arrival of Hamad). Except for women members of the Emir's family, who can not drive themselves for reasons of "royal order", which wants the women of the ruling family to benefit from drivers.

In April 2018, Qatar allows women over the age of 18 to perform military service for the first time, even though some already have administrative functions in the military."

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