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(Huffington Post)   IKEA wants you to know that they're really sorry about deleting women from their Saudi catalogs   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 26
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2012-10-02 08:11:58 AM  
I find it kind of weird that they left in fathers taking care of their kids. Didn't that ring a bit absurd in Saudi Arabia?
 
2012-10-02 09:18:39 AM  
Oh, I love spot the difference games.

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2012-10-02 10:55:39 AM  
I remember in the wayback days before the internet, when as a young teen I was forced to subsist on the ladies in the Victoria's Secret catalog. Sadly, Saudi teens have it much worse. Even IKEA is too racy. Perhaps I should move there and start a black market operation dealing in Sears catalogs - only the bra sections.
 
2012-10-02 11:04:40 AM  
Oh nonsense.
 
2012-10-02 11:05:55 AM  
Don't be mad at IKEA. Be mad at the Saudis for being complete tools.
 
2012-10-02 11:18:46 AM  

Sybarite: Oh, I love spot the difference games.

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Setting aside the blatant misogyny, that room looks like a preschooler classroom. Who the fark would put any of that crap in their house?
 
2012-10-02 11:21:04 AM  

StrangeQ: Sybarite: Oh, I love spot the difference games.

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Setting aside the blatant misogyny, that room looks like a preschooler classroom. Who the fark would put any of that crap in their house?


Maybe not their house, but I've been in a lot of tech companies that look like they got all their furniture from IKEA. Especially Google's offices in NoVA and DC.
 
2012-10-02 11:29:01 AM  

Rapmaster2000: I remember in the wayback days before the internet, when as a young teen I was forced to subsist on the ladies in the Victoria's Secret catalog. Sadly, Saudi teens have it much worse. Even IKEA is too racy. Perhaps I should move there and start a black market operation dealing in Sears catalogs - only the bra sections.


They cut your hand off for stealing, imagine what they'll cut off for giving out racy photo catalogs.
 
2012-10-02 12:16:53 PM  

syberpud: StrangeQ: Sybarite: Oh, I love spot the difference games.

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Setting aside the blatant misogyny, that room looks like a preschooler classroom. Who the fark would put any of that crap in their house?

Maybe not their house, but I've been in a lot of tech companies that look like they got all their furniture from IKEA. Especially Google's offices in NoVA and DC.


It could, just possibly, be their Pre School (PS) collection. For children's play areas and similar.
 
2012-10-02 12:18:55 PM  
"We're extremely sorry for tailoring our marketing for local audiences. We honestly can't comprehend who the fark has time to worry about this shiat, but yeah, sorry."
 
2012-10-02 12:35:35 PM  

HotWingConspiracy: "We're extremely sorry for tailoring our marketing for local audiences. We honestly can't comprehend who the fark has time to worry about this shiat, but yeah, sorry."


Just ask Yahoo. "We're extremely sorry for assisting the Chinese government in jailing dissidents, or, as we call it, tailoring our marketing for local audiences. We honestly can't comprehend who the fark has time to worry about this shiat, but yeah, sorry."
 
2012-10-02 12:37:32 PM  
They really didn't need to delete the women entirely. They could have just cut off their heads.
 
2012-10-02 12:38:20 PM  
How humans see Saudi Arabia: Oppression!

How businesses see Saudi Arabia: $$$$
 
2012-10-02 12:43:34 PM  

stiletto_the_wise: HotWingConspiracy: "We're extremely sorry for tailoring our marketing for local audiences. We honestly can't comprehend who the fark has time to worry about this shiat, but yeah, sorry."

Just ask Yahoo. "We're extremely sorry for assisting the Chinese government in jailing dissidents, or, as we call it, tailoring our marketing for local audiences. We honestly can't comprehend who the fark has time to worry about this shiat, but yeah, sorry."


Yeah, photo editing and assisting with government crackdowns are basically the same thing.
 
2012-10-02 12:45:22 PM  

stiletto_the_wise: HotWingConspiracy: "We're extremely sorry for tailoring our marketing for local audiences. We honestly can't comprehend who the fark has time to worry about this shiat, but yeah, sorry."

Just ask Yahoo IBM. "We're extremely sorry for assisting the Chinese Nazi government in jailing dissidents Rounding up Jews, etc, or, as we call it, tailoring our marketing for local audiences. We honestly can't comprehend who the fark has time to worry about this shiat, but yeah, sorry."


Old news is old.
 
2012-10-02 12:48:12 PM  

ZMugg: stiletto_the_wise: HotWingConspiracy: "We're extremely sorry for tailoring our marketing for local audiences. We honestly can't comprehend who the fark has time to worry about this shiat, but yeah, sorry."

Just ask Yahoo IBM. "We're extremely sorry for assisting the Chinese Nazi government in jailing dissidents Rounding up Jews, etc, or, as we call it, tailoring our marketing for local audiences. We honestly can't comprehend who the fark has time to worry about this shiat, but yeah, sorry."

Old news is old.


Did I just Godwin a cheap furniture thread?

Time to mow the lawn.
 
2012-10-02 01:13:16 PM  

HotWingConspiracy: "We're extremely sorry for tailoring our marketing for local audiences. We honestly can't comprehend who the fark has time to worry about this shiat, but yeah, sorry."


THIS!

Ikea isn't there to change the world they are there to sell you crappy furniture.
 
2012-10-02 01:27:31 PM  

Representative of the unwashed masses: HotWingConspiracy: "We're extremely sorry for tailoring our marketing for local audiences. We honestly can't comprehend who the fark has time to worry about this shiat, but yeah, sorry."

THIS!

Ikea isn't there to change the world they are there to sell you crappy inexpensive, serviceable furniture.


FTFY
 
2012-10-02 02:57:06 PM  

Carousel Beast: FTFY


They sell a little of both types.
 
2012-10-02 03:13:46 PM  
No wonder they can't find slot B.
 
2012-10-02 06:23:52 PM  
What's the big deal IKEA can just repackage it as a Gay Catalog ,and go on to win a award next year.
 
2012-10-03 02:19:50 AM  
Coming soon: Ikea Mensteral Room

Flo-miammminjam
 
2012-10-03 05:57:27 AM  
All they need to do is add in a few extra women next time to balance things out:

www.yourinstantdomains.com

Their bikinis are even the company colours!
 
2012-10-03 10:13:42 AM  
Ikea changes catalogue to not piss off muslims, so media whines and moans.
If Ikea hadn't changed the catalogue, and muslims burned down their stores, the media would have whined and moaned about why did they have to go and offend the innocent little muslims!
 
2012-10-03 10:27:34 AM  
 
2012-10-04 11:21:28 PM  

wildcardjack: syberpud: StrangeQ: Sybarite: Oh, I love spot the difference games.

[static2.businessinsider.com image 850x451]

[static1.businessinsider.com image 850x452]

Setting aside the blatant misogyny, that room looks like a preschooler classroom. Who the fark would put any of that crap in their house?

Maybe not their house, but I've been in a lot of tech companies that look like they got all their furniture from IKEA. Especially Google's offices in NoVA and DC.

It could, just possibly, be their Pre School (PS) collection. For children's play areas and similar.


The PS doesn't stand for preschool.

/former IKEA slave
//glad I got out
 
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