How Sending Female Athletes to the Olympics May Be Bad for Saudi Women

After much arm twisting from the International Olympic Committee, Saudi Arabia has said "uncle" and given up making excuses for why it's one of three countries that has never sent a woman to compete in the Olympic Games. But although the presence of a Saudi female athlete in London may appear encouraging to outsiders,… »7/02/12 10:50am7/02/12 10:50am

Saudi Women Allowed To Vote Without Male Permission, Can't Do Much Else

Today Saudi Arabia announced that in its next election women will be allowed to run of office and vote without the approval of a male guardian. It's really quite generous, though for some reason, women aren't partying in the streets. Probably because they still need a man's permission to drive, travel, work, study… »12/28/11 9:42pm12/28/11 9:42pm

Saudi Cleric Claims Allowing Ladies To Drive Will Lead To End of Virgins

A Saudi Arabian cleric has warned his fellow countrymen against lifting the country's ban on allowing women to drive, asserting that letting ladies take the wheel will lead to a complete extinction of virgins within 10 years. Because everyone knows that ladies will only use their newfound freedom to cars to drive… »12/02/11 4:50pm12/02/11 4:50pm

Helpful Saudi Arabian Committee Suggests Women Cover Their Sexy Eyes

Women in Saudi Arabia are required by law to cover their hair and wear long, loose black dresses in public. Some areas of the country require women to cover their faces as well. Now, per a recommendation by the Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice (CPVPV), women who are determined to have… »11/17/11 5:30pm11/17/11 5:30pm

Human Rights Watch has declared Saudi Arabia's treatment of women to be a "denial of fundamenta

Human Rights Watch has declared Saudi Arabia's treatment of women to be a "denial of fundamental rights." Saudi women (in case you haven't heard) are legally obligated to have a male guardian to make decisions for them, travel with them, and are banned from driving, giving them about as much personal freedom as a… »4/21/08 6:20pm4/21/08 6:20pm