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Originally posted by insaan
Originally posted by wash777
Women in Saudi Arabia are oppressed. To say so does not make one a "supremist" of any kind. IMO, of course.
Supremacist mentality. When 100 Muslim dies in US bombings, it is just news, when 1 Westerner dies in Muslim bombing it is the judgement day.
Even if you are not a supremacist, the perspective that you're standing on will unconsciously give you a supremacist mentality.
I'm curious, do you see Western women in the same light as Muslim women in Saudi Arabia? Surely they are also oppressed? Mini Skirts in Snow?
Originally posted by aboutface
Please, stop with the labels and discuss this in another way? I do want your input.
The girl wearing miniskirt in winter is free to decide to do that, even though it is inappropriate clothing for the weather, and yes I've stopped my daughter from doing just that when she was thirteen. To wear black body covering on the hottest of days also may be a custom there, but is it appropriate for the weather and is she free to remove it? Black does attract the heat more than a light color.edit on 13-8-2012 by aboutface because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by MastaShake
Women are considered 2nd class citizens in the muslim world
Originally posted by Advantage
I see a million things that can come of this that arent positive in the least. There are already segregated groups in Saudi and its been of no benefit to them because due to law, they are reliant on others for certain things and this has made a whole group of people at the mercy of those in power.
Originally posted by antonia
The women need to have a revolution: Withhold sex till they get over themselves. It worked in Colombia.
Originally posted by sonnny1
reply to post by aboutface
Women are not equals, in Saudi Arabia.
Its a control mechanism.
Qur'an- 4:34 "Men have authority over women because Allah has made the one superior to the other, and because they spend their wealth to maintain them. Good women are obedient.
Originally posted by Misoir
The only thing that puzzles me about all this is since when is it any of our business what the Saudi Arabians do? So long as they are not mass murdering any group of people it really has nothing to do with us. If they bring it to our nations then yes, I would say we should speak up because the level of suppression of women is beyond anything reasonable and even anything which had existed in Western history. I am not going to condemn the Saudis for this; it is the continuation of their ancestral traditions and whether we agree with those traditions or not, so long as they do not force it upon us I say let them be.