Dos And Don'ts

The blog American Bedu has started a list of the rules for women Saudi Arabia that highlights the contradictions Saudi women contend with every day. For example, women are forbidden to drive, visit a graveyard, or be alone with an unrelated man, but they are allowed to own a car, work, and make investments. Commenters…

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Islamic authorities in Kota Bharu, a city in northern Malaysia, have distributed pamphlets urging women to forsake bright makeup and high heels to avoid being raped. The authorities (mocked by Malaysian liberals as "Taliban lite") justify their actions by saying they are simply making suggestions for women who want to…