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Women in Saudi Arabia are voting for the first time

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Elendon Sat 12-Dec-15 11:48:34

It is indeed a historic moment.

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-35075702

But wait, what is this?

www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-34507113

"Saudi female candidates warned not to meet voters." They need a man to do that and if they break the rules they will be fined.

Men are so happy to give crumbs from the table in this country, because they know that the women are grateful to receive them. This is seen as progress.

OneMoreCasualty Sat 12-Dec-15 14:22:08

It's shit progress but it is progress of sorts.

I do wonder why oil the international community cannot band together with sanctions on countries like this, as they did on apartheid.

VestalVirgin Sat 12-Dec-15 14:25:32

I do wonder why oil the international community cannot band together with sanctions on countries like this, as they did on apartheid.

Maybe South Africa didn't buy as many weapons from us as Saudi Arabia does?

Also, oil.

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