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Molestation tweet ‘was misquoted’, Saudi writer says
Saudi writer Abdullah Al Dawood says he was misquoted but insists women should not work
I understand his views, as ideally, yes, what woman wouldn't be content being taken care of while caring for her family. However, it is 2013 and life is not just hard but ridiculously expensive. Not all families have a responsible man to head them, and we find ourselves in a position where we have to step up and work if we are to house and feed our siblings, children and parents. It is not enough anymore to put yourself in someone else's shoes, there are so many different types of families that some are not even thought of. I wish they would consider this before making statements and laws concerning how they think people should live.
Naomi, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
First, this man is a person who should be taught that women have equal rights to employment! I know, Saudi Arabia is a developed country, modern in for instance architecture, and living according to religious rules that are in fact aimed to create equality, honour and dignity for all! The personal backward opinion of a person like this man should not prevent people from being developed into the situation as was normal in the Middle Ages! We live in the year 2013, and women should have the right to develop themselves, be employed and have the ability to be able to achieve more then in the Middle Ages. Preventing women from being for instance cashiers is absurd and dishonorable to the human race! No one should be subjected to degrading attitudes and opinions, and were people are degraded people with knowledge should stand up for them and defend their (inter-)national rights!
Master Adrian, Amsterdam, Netherlands
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