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Saudi Arabia Allowed The Women To Drive But These 7 Things Are Still Barred

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Good news, Saudi Arabia has allowed women to drive. Yes! You have read it right; Saudi Arabia has become the last country in the world to allow women to drive. The reason behind the previous prohibition was that they thought driving might hurt their ovaries. However, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud allowed it. Although, a weird law was changed but there are many other weird laws that are bounding the females in Saudi Arabia. So, today we have brought you 7 such weird laws.

 

1. Competing In Sports Is Not Their Freedom

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It is a dream of every athlete to represent his/her country in the sports. Although, Saudi Arabia allowed 2 female athletes to participate in London Olympics but women sports are considered sinful in Saudi Arabia. 

 

2. Law About Clothes

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The law is strict about the clothing of the women. They have to keep their face hidden. Moreover, there is a limited amount of make-up.

 

3. Cannot Try The Clothes Before Buying

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One of the worst things that the Saudi Arabian women have to go through every day is that they cannot try the clothes they are buying.

 

4. No Interaction With Men

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The male and female interaction is absent in the countries. The offices have separate entries and separate compartments for different sexes.

 

5. A Male Guardian 

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Women are considered in the need all the time. Hence, it is law there that the women should have a legal guardian. In any work that need permission from government, the females need a male guardian.

 

6. Not Allowed In Gyms And Swimming Pools

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They are not allowed to use pools. It looks like swimming and doing exercise in the gym is not their right. According to an account of Reuters named Arlene Getz, the condition is so bad that she wasn’t allowed to swim in the pool as men were swimming at that time.

 

7. Not Allowed To Enter The Cemetery 

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The women are not allowed in the cemetery. This one seems one of the weirdest laws in the world. According to Vanity Fair’s A Girl’s Guide To Saudi Arabia, the women have to die first to visit the cemetery.

If you want to know other weird laws across the world, you can check here.

Well, with the implementation of the new law, a new hope also rose. What do you say? Share with us.

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At an early age I started to write poems and sonnets it was the environment of my family that made me accustomed to reading and writing. I found interest in it and completed my masters in literature. It was the syllabus as well as the interest that introduced me to the writings of Keats, P. B. Shelley, Marry Shelly, Leo Tolstoy, Sydney Sheldon and Tennyson.