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I just filled out my SAP TechEd Las Vegas evaluation.  I put the following in the “What else is on your mind?” section.

The commitment to sustainability was evident in a variety of ways and highlighted at this link…

http://www.sapteched.com/12/usa/activities/sustainability.htm

While that is admirable, the blatant exploitation of women in Las Vegas is abhorrent.  I realize that in no way does SAP directly sanction anything that could be categorized as such, but SAP and all the TechEd attendees (including me) are indirectly subsidizing this travesty.

I recently read Half the Sky by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn and watched documentary on PBS by the same title (http://www.halftheskymovement.org).  I would recommend them to you.

I know that it is unlikely that SAP will move TechEd to a different city.  But you could take a stand just as you have with respect to sustainability.

This is difficult problem to solve, but acknowledging that it is a problem is a start as President Obama did recently at the Clinton Global Initiative.

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