Last Updated on January 7, 2021
According to the Gender Gap Report, Saudi Arabia holds the place number 129 out of 134. In fact, no one can deny how hard is for women to live there and thrive!
Women in Saudi Arabia are prisoners of extreme conservatism, strict laws, and ridiculous restrictions. They are namely born to grow up and become responsible women whose value lies in the fertility of their wombs, ability to give birth to babies, and above all on their ability to obey and satisfy the men’s desires.
Luckily, the situation is changing for the better and the Saudi Arabian woman is started to be treated more than just a baby machine or an entertaining tool!
They Are Not Allowed To Step Out Of The House Without Mahram
Oh yes, this might surprise you and some of you might even find it ridiculous but this is actually a fact! Women in Saudi Arabia are not allowed to go out-out or travel anywhere in the world without having the company of a male relative or a husband or what they call it there a ‘’ Mahram’’.
This also means that women in Saudi Arabia are not allowed to do anything in their lives without the approval and permission of the Mahram, this also includes travel, marriage, and even, education!
What’s more surprising is that the majority of women really enjoy the male supremacy and have no riots against this! Of course, there are some women who are quite rebellious and refuse these restrictions but they find it hard to speak out and change the miserable reality of their society!
They don’t have the right to get a driving license unless their guardian expressed his approval!
Unfortunately, women in Saudi Arabia weren’t allowed to get their driving license or drive due to the country’s Islamic rules. Thankfully, this is no longer the case today as the Saudi Arabia Royal Government has finally legitimated the act and allowed women to drive cars.