Yes, I believe that restrictions on placing females in some foreign countries should most certainly be allowed. That being said, I feel that the restrictions do not need to be present, it should more or less be common sense. Irregardless of personal opinion or the standing of our nation in the issue of sexism, who is to say this is correct? What makes our view the right one? No, I am not sexist. Women are equally capable of conducting business as men. However, consider this example. In India they worship what we eat daily; our McDonald’s would be an abomination to them. Mcdonald’s knew this, so they opened restaurants not offering beef products. It is nothing against the quality of beef, it is due merely to that particular group of people’s belief towards beef. That being said, the same goes for females. Allowing females to hold positions in the foreign countries that view women as inferior would hinder business greatly. This does not mean you agree with their beliefs, merely that you understand cultural differences and grasp the need to adapt. It does not reflect on the quality or ability of a female to conduct business, it simply coheres with the ways of another country. If an Indian comes to America to conduct a business deal you do not take them to a steakhouse for lunch, and if you are pitching a merger in Saudi Arabia you do not send a female executive.
There is a time and place for trying to change an entire culture’s viewpoint on sexism; that place is not a business meeting.