A 90-year-old Saudi Arabian man is suing the family of his 15-year-old bride after she shut herself in her bedroom on their wedding night. She locked the door from the inside so that he could not enter. Two days later she fled to her parents’ home.
No need to worry for the sheikhs. Now they will be able to keep an electronic track of their cars as well as their wives! Isn’t technology just grand? It sure helps one sleep in peace at night, knowing all the prized possessions are in their rightful place!
Singer Chris Brown has backed out of his concert in Guyana, South America, following local protests by women’s rights groupsagainst his physical assault on ex-girlfriend, Rihanna. The concert was scheduled for December 26th.
Since 2004, September 4th has been celebrated as International Hijab Day world wide. The Assembly for the Protection of Hijab declared the day to celebrates the Muslim women’s right to wear hijab and cover up according to their religious norm.
Decades have passed, women have more access than ever to education, they have freedom to work and can spend a life they would like to, but they still have to stay a step behind to be socially accepted as proper women – anything other than that is brazen and unwomanly. Even now, in the 21st century, it is not largely a practice but rather a state of mind, something embedded in the subconscious. A large majority of the world still expects a woman to be docile and dependant. As unfortunate as it may sound, a woman must still know her place.
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There are many Saudi princesses that one would never hear about. After all it’s Saudi Arabia we are talking about, a country which is a tale of a life behind the veil. Princess Ameerah Al Taweel, wife of Prince AlWaleed Bin Talal, stands out as a social and cultural anomaly to this preconceived prototype of Saudi women. A commoner, who married a prince, is now turning out to be an emerging iconic public figure. Her humanitarian and philanthropic efforts spread wide globally. Especially, her efforts towards the empowerment of women in Saudi Arabia. She has spoken out publicly in several International channels and publications and has also spoken at the 2011 Clinton Global Initiative.