|Quoting SOBHI51 (Reply 88):|
Quoting N229nw (Reply 82):
Trust me they are stronger in Saudi than anywhere else.
I'm sorry but that statement is about as far from the truth as possible. I think Saudi comes in the bottom three of any table of womens' rights collected based on various criteria. For example, I believe Saudi is now the very last country in the whole world where women still do not have the right to vote. Furthermore, women cannot drive, and are discriminated against in terms of property, work, etc. etc. And that is just the legal level--it doesn't even touch the practical things going on. As a Saudi woman your protection against rape, sexual abuse and domestic violence is zero too. The high profile case in which a woman was sentenced to lashing and jail for being gang-raped is just the tip of the iceberg.
|Quoting Aaron747 (Reply 94):|
It's possible some Saudi women disagree with that statement
Understatement. I know a few Saudi women, and unless you have a very tolerant family and do certain things behind closed doors, you are screwed as a woman in Saudi.
Meanwhile, back on the topic of Israel: it now looks as if a new type of Palestinian unity govewrnment may emerge in the wake of Salam Fayyad's recent resignation. This may turn out to be a positive development in terms of bringing everyone to the negotiating table...
Let's see what happens next.