Loja de lingerie em Riad

Resolvi publicar essa notícia, que pouco tem a ver com política externa ou defesa, mas que achei interessante… É surreal a maneira como a mulher é tratada em países como a Arábia Saudita. Sim, sou ocidental e não gosto da forma como certos povos tratam as mulheres… Não estou nem aí para multiculturalismo nesses casos…

Lingerie shops open another door for Saudi women at work

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By Marwa Rashad

RIYADH (Reuters) – For customers of the La Senza lingerie shop at one of Riyadh’s glitziest malls, the introduction of women-only sales teams this week ended years of embarrassment.

No longer will female clients have to endure male shop assistants trying to size them up for underwear by sight through their voluminous, Islamically-approved robes. Continuar lendo

A condição da mulher no Irã e na Arábia Saudita

Matéria muito interessante, enviada por minha amiga Carmen Lícia, há alguns dias. Certamente, o regime de Teerã é muito mais tolerante com os direitos da mulher que os sauditas… De toda maneira, continuo preferindo os valores ocidentais…

Zakaria: Comparing the status of women in Iran and Saudi Arabia


By Fareed Zakaria, CNN, 27OTC2011 – http://globalpublicsquare.blogs.cnn.com/2011/10/27/zakaria-comparing-the-status-of-women-in-iran-and-saudi-arabia%e2%80%a8/

I recently visited Iran. Upon my return, I wrote a reflections post in which I made some comments about women in Iran in comparison to women in Saudi Arabia. I pointed out that if you watch the women of the Islamic Republic of Iran – a regime that is, by most accounts, retrograde, particularly with regard to women’s rights – you are struck by how defiantly women try to lead normal and productive lives. They wear the headscarves and adhere to the rules about covering their bodies, but do so in a very stylish way. They continue to go to college in large numbers, to graduate school and to work. Continuar lendo