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Saudi Arabia Women, the Most Disadvantaged Women with no Democratic Rights, Education Rights and Basic Human Rights
No rights for Saudi Arabian women
I do personally believe that Saudi Arabian women are one of the most disadvantaged groups who are deprived of even their basic rights. This made me have a study of the negatively privileged lives of women in Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia is a nation where constantly the rights of women are violated. Women are considered as perpetual minors in Saudi Arabia. For example, women of Saudi Arabia are never permitted to marry the men of their choice. They rather have to subdue to the wishes of their father. They are constantly under the threat of house arrest and honor killing. Women in Saudi Arabia are supposed to live under certain rules and regulations that block their freedom completely. Anyone who breaks these rules will be punished with lashings. Extreme segregation against women is prevalent in Saudi Arabia.
Women not able to travel without male guardians in Saudi Arabia
Women live a life of subjugation in Saudi Arabia. Under the system that prevails in Saudi, women should compulsorily have her male guardian’s permission to travel, to hold a job, to drive or to marry. The laws of segregation against women make their lives miserable. Women in Saudi Arabia never get a chance to defend themselves for all laws are against them. It is illegal for a woman in Saudi Arabia to be seen with an individual of opposite sex unless he is her blood relative. Women thus never get a chance to develop any relationship with any man. They will finally surrender to their father’s wish of marrying a man whom she may not like. Fathers coerce their daughters to enter into marriage with someone who already may have two or three wives.
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Forced marriage in Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabian law for women
Saudi Arabian laws fail to uphold the rights of women. Women do require their father’s permission to move to any place. Most marriages are arranged in Saudi Arabia; not many people are blessed enough to choose their spouses. Dating is basically non-existent in Saudi Arabia because of the policy of separation of sexes. Polygamy up to four wives is legal in Saudi Arabia. The cursed practice of forced marriage is widely practiced in Saudi Arabia. There are thousands of helpless women in Saudi Arabia who really want to marry for love.
Love Marriage, still a dream for Saudi Arabian women
The notion of romantic love and marriage is still a dream for Saudi Arabian youngsters. Islamic law imposes strict segregation of women and unrelated men. A woman who was caught with an unrelated man was gang raped by a group of youngsters in 2007. The Saudi Court that is blind to the rights of the weaker sex convicted her for violating the Saudi law of segregation. They sentenced her to six months jail apart from 200 lashes. The rapists were just given light sentences. As she appealed her punishment was doubled. It would be amusing to note the comments of the Judge who later told that he regrets for not making her sentenced to death. This is Saudi Arabian law. Islamic societies that are damn strict want their women to maintain their purity, both mental purity and physical purity.
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No Social Network, Chat and Facebook for Saudi Arabian women
A Saudi Arabian girl who was caught chatting with boys in Facebook was thoroughly beaten and later shot to death. All websites that encourage intersex communication and interaction are banned in Saudi Arabia. Social networking sites like orkut is no longer available to Saudi Arabians. Women are subjected to numerous restrictions where the four walls of the room become their world.
Islamic Sharia law determining the fate of Saudi Arabian women – no basic rights for Saudi Arabian women
Islamic Sharia law, which is interpreted in the highly conservative way blocks women from coming to the mainstream of the society. The absolute monarchy runs with Islamic Sharia law would never become flexible enough to grant basic rights to women. The ill-fated women in Saudi Arabia are obliged to wear a veil. Until 2001 they did not have rights to hold separate identity card. Now they can obtain an identity card, but only with the permission of a man who is her relative.
Low female literacy in Saudi Arabia; no democratic rights for women
Women never had the rights to vote or compete for public offices in Saudi Arabia; very recently only they got rights to maintain jobs. The government does not permit females to ride bicycles in Saudi Arabia. Education is separated by sex in Saudi Arabia; curriculum is different for male and female students. Women do not have permission to pursue the traditional Islamic education. Female literacy rates are still low compared to male literacy rates.
High divorce rate and sufferings of women in Saudi Arabia
In spite of the strict restrictions concerning marriages, nearly half of the marriages end in divorce. Lack of freedom and restrictions cannot establish peace or stability in the country. Laws make the lives of women miserable by forcing them to marry outside their choice. Absence of freedom of expression makes them submit their lives to the cruel laws of the nation. A solution to the problems of Saudi Arabian women would be interference from human rights organizations around the world and the United Nations. Other nations should persuade the Saudi Arabian government to grant equal rights to women. Only such interference can save women of Saudi Arabia. Women of Saudi Arabia cannot achieve their rights by fighting against the government. Fight will only make their lives more miserable for all laws are against them.