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Just a theoretical question for you.

If women in saudi were suddenly given complete freedom how differently do you think they would choose to live their lives?
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Originally Posted by kittycat1 View Post
Just a theoretical question for you.

If women in saudi were suddenly given complete freedom how differently do you think they would choose to live their lives?
I reckon the question should be 'If women in Saudi were suddenly given complete freedom, how differently do you think men would let them live their lives?'

i'm sure they would go crazy and drive. My general intuition suggest that they would loose their marbles for awhile, until it became the norm. Just look at saudi male behaviour when abroad..drink driving around shouting at every girl in bahrain thinking they are hookers. The amount of drunk saudi girls I met in Bahrain was a bit of a surprise.
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Majority would marry foreigners, that I know
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Just a theoretical question for you.

If women in saudi were suddenly given complete freedom how differently do you think they would choose to live their lives?
They'd probably buy a lot more of your knickers
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co durhma boy- they buy a lot anyway!
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co durhma boy- they buy a lot anyway!
Sluts.
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Majority would marry foreigners, that I know
Agreed, that would be the Saudi male's nightmare...half their women would leave.

Same goes for most women in the GCC, even in more moderate places. I've spoken to a few in my time who have expressed a desire to convert to Christianity and leave but for the fact someone in their family would probably murder them.

There's a cultural AND religious prohibition on these women marrying out so it's not going to happen...

...and western feminists seem to be rather quiet on this issue. Maybe because picking on white men who hold open doors for you and is a lot safer than picking on men who kill their relatives for being relationships they don't approve of.

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Originally Posted by kittycat1 View Post
Just a theoretical question for you.

If women in saudi were suddenly given complete freedom how differently do you think they would choose to live their lives?
They would wear what they now wear on the inside on the outside. And they would beat up every Muttawa they see.
And drive their husband's, brothers etc. Maseratis, Porsche's and Cruisers.
And most probably a lot would leave their husbands and take the money and cars with them.
Generally, they would change the face of Saudi...as in massive face lift.
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The Delmon International would be even busier every night of the week than it is (or used to be) at the weekend.
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They would do absolutely nothing differently. Indoctrination is a bitch.
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They would do absolutely nothing differently. Indoctrination is a bitch.
yep. although i think there would be a split.

> those who know what the outside world is like and are not stinking rich would likely leave
> those who know what the outside world is like and are stinking rich would stay put
> those who have no idea what the outside world is like would stay put

the scariest thing is that saudi would likely become very dangerous for women if they were given freedom. some of the stuff women go through today is actually done to protect them from the lunatic saudi men. don't forget they are brought up without women other than their mothers and sisters. this is why they think all women who are not in a black sack are hookers. rape is actually quite common in saudi, but it is usually not reported to the police or it is covered up by them. and of course whenever you do hear about it in the news it's because the poor girl who was gang raped is convicted for having sex outside of marriage!

to be honest giving saudi women full rights is not going to be easy at this point. sadly...

[by the way i know i am generalising, but a huge proportion of the saudi men are likely as described above. there are those who 'normal' as well, but i am convinced they are in a minority]

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Originally Posted by Norm_uk View Post
Agreed, that would be the Saudi male's nightmare...half their women would leave.

Same goes for most women in the GCC, even in more moderate places. I've spoken to a few in my time who have expressed a desire to convert to Christianity and leave but for the fact someone in their family would probably murder them.

There's a cultural AND religious prohibition on these women marrying out so it's not going to happen...

...and western feminists seem to be rather quiet on this issue. Maybe because picking on white men who hold open doors for you and is a lot safer than picking on men who kill their relatives for being relationships they don't approve of.

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this:
http://britishexpats.com/forum/showt...85#post9676985

then this:

http://britishexpats.com/forum/showthread.php?t=682784

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Originally Posted by kittycat1 View Post
If women in saudi were suddenly given complete freedom...
Freedom from what?
UK-graduated saudi shabab-male is not free to marry until his mother choose "right" bride for him...
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Originally Posted by kittycat1 View Post
Just a theoretical question for you.

If women in saudi were suddenly given complete freedom how differently do you think they would choose to live their lives?
I think that most will still be confined to the home as it is now but a few of them would develop into something like syrian, lebanese women...But the change would be quite gradual.
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