20 January 2006

More on Saudi reality

This time it's football meets feminism (or human rights?)

As it turns out women are not allowed, among many other things, to watch live football matches in the stadium. All part of the 'special status' women have in Saudi, I guess. Bad news for the Swedish expat women who wanted to see their team play a friendly against the Saudi team in Riyadh. Luckily the Saudi league director changed his mind after protests in Sweden last week. The women are now allowed to attend the match in a separate section of the stadium, where they can't mix with the local crowd. No news on whether Saudi women are also allowed to attend, or if this is just a concession to the expats (source: Gulf News).

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