I’ll join the chorus of atheists and secularists applauding Lawrence Krauss for taking a stand against gender segregation at a debate over Islam and atheism in London. Krauss was invited to the debate but when told that single men and women would not be allowed to sit together and women would be seated in the back, he refused to participate unless that was changed. He wrote on his Facebook page:
Almost walked out of IERA debate as it ended up segregated (single men and women not allowed to sit together). I had been promised that would not be the case, and then saw 3 really nice kids being ejected for sitting in wrong place. I packed up my bags and walked out. They caved in, and let the kids back, not without complaints of course from some of the attendees.