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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Be glad you aren't a Saudi female, you're more feminist that you thought

We all sort of knew that things like this were still going on in the world. But perhaps it just didn't register how deep the well truly is. It's not just Saudi culture, but it's Muslin culture. Wearing a burka is not the most burdensome thing about being a Muslim female. It's a general culture of not allowing women to do or be anything at all.

You may not be a big feminist or anything, but it's possible you take for granted the many freedoms we truly have in the United States and Canada.

Can you imagine women being forbidden from having gyms? Even seperate gyms just for women?

Can you imagine being forbidden to participate in sports? I mean ANY sport. No softball, no track, no etc.

Can you imagine no recreation just-for-fun things either? No learning to swim, no learning to ride a bike, no horseback riding, no gymnastics, no cheerleading, no running, no going for a jog, and NO BALLET which isn't a sport but is a physical activity.

Can you imagine not being allowed to drive?

I didn't think so.

Some Saudi women are bucking the system just by playing soccer. You are so free and you have alot to be thankful for.

And maybe you just realized that you're more of a feminist than you thought if you are driving, excercising, going to the gym, and reading the holy books for yourself.

Check out this article for more information. Why You Won’t See Saudi Women at the Olympics... Read more: http://ideas.time.com/2012/03/01/why-you-wont-see-saudi-women-at-the-olympics/?iid=op-article-mostpop1#ixzz1oNWq5DS4

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1 comment:

Adam Flores said...

Most people won't know that I have family that are Arab. The members of my family that are Muslim practice a more secular belief than the conservative Muslims you hear about. Any of the female members of my family that are my age and younger don't wear head coverings. The dress in a relatively conservative western style. Most of them have moved to the Americas and started families of there own now.
Seeing the liberties my female Muslim family members enjoy it is a wonder to me that in some parts of the Arab world, the governments are actively involved in keeping women rights suppressed. Even today there are parts of this world that are in the dark ages...