Ikea excludes women from Saudi version of catalog

02.10.2012                      16.Tischrei. 5773                      Sukkot 2

Saudi-Arabien:

Ikea excludes women from Saudi version of catalog

In a statement released following a report in a Swedish newspaper, the Swedish company expresses regret, says it should have realized that the move contradicts its values.

Ikea is being criticized for deleting images of women from the Saudi version of its furniture catalog, a move the company says it regrets.
Comparing the Swedish and Saudi versions of the catalog, the Swedish newspaper Metro, which is distributed free, showed on Monday that women had been airbrushed out of otherwise identical pictures showcasing the company's home furnishings….