-I'm going to take some courses in the UK for my PhD
-Oh, excellent! That's really great news, so are you going to stay in a camp or rent a house?
-I'm going to rent because my brother is coming with me.
-Good! So you won't feel lonely.
-Yes and because of religion... you know that I should not go there alone.
This was the conservation that I had with a very nice Libyan lady- a new friend of mine-who is a dentist by the way.
Even though I could have kept on our talk to tell her what was really in my mind about this matter, I preferred to make that sound as a sign of agreement I guess.
I wanted to tell her that going to another country for education-like in this case- with a "male" company has nothing to do with religion but culture and the kind of mentality that bring this as a default for a person. But I did not. And let me say that this reaction of mine is a very typical response that I do in many considerable cases which is to hide my real thought to please the person that I'm talking to unless I find the situation different from a just simple friendly conversation... well, then I MAY say my real idea or not whatever :|.