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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.