posted on Jan, 19 2013 @ 06:45 AM
Greetings, ATS! I have wonderful news!
According to NPR
, in Saudia arabia have been appointed to the King's Shura
Council for the first time. The Shura council, if I understand correctly, only advises the monarchy. But women have never before been a part of the
council, so this is a big step forwards for women.
Normally, the MSM only shares the negative aspects of Saudia Arabia, such as the subjugation of its women. So when I heard this positive story on
National Public Radio, I went digging.
According to BBC
Two decrees reconstituted the council, which advises the government on new legislation, for a new four-year term - and stated that women should always
hold at least a fifth of its 150 seats. The king took the decisions following consultations with religious leaders.
This isn't the end of the oppression of women in Saudia Arabia; they still have little to no involvement in pubic life. And although they now are
represented in the Shura council, they must enter and exit separately from the men, and will be seated in a separate area. But despite these...women
are there! Small steps, perhaps, but those steps are going forward!
Saudia Arabia is the Islamic country the MSM loves to hate, I think. We always hear about the horrible lives women have in SA....so this is a
wonderful development. Its a beginning, and who can say where a new beginning will lead?
So I say, Well Done, Saudia Arabia. Well done, indeed.