Monday, January 23, 2012

Another victory for women

The women of Saudi Arabia who go out of their homes covered in abayas from head to toe, have in the past several years been allowed to go to school. The sheiks have realized -- possibly, I think, due to nagging from their teenage daughters -- that these women are going to want to have jobs. Times are a-changing which has to be pretty obvious to just about everybody in the Arab world.

It has now been decreed that women can now get jobs as clerks in women's apparral shops, especially those selling underwear. No longer will women who seem to have no bodies at all under all that cotton drapery have to buy their panties and bras from a shop full of men. Hurray. One small step for womankind ... Sometimes reading the small filler articles in the Sunday can really cheer me up.

4 comments:

Kass said...

Yay.

June Calender said...

It's good to hear from you,Kass.

FOLKWAYS NOTEBOOK said...

June -- Saudi women are property -- hopefully this news item means that the culture is changing? Don't hold your breath. -- barbara

June Calender said...

You are so right, Barbara. I am hopeful that with so much changing in the Arab world the Saudi rulers will try to stave off revolt with some changed of mind and practice.