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Coming Out On Facebook May Soon Be A Death Sentence In Saudi Arabia

Facebook is making you gay—at least, according to Saudi Arabia. In recent weeks, government officials and local prosecutors have been attempting to curb what they reportedly believe is an outbreak…

Nico Lang | April 7, 2016 - 1:00 pm

5 Women Win Seats In Historic Saudi Elections

For the first time in Saudi Arabia’s history, women were permitted to both vote and run for seats in its council.

The turnout was that 5 women so…

Katrin Higher | December 13, 2015 - 4:00 pm

Saudi Women Finally Allowed To Vote And Run For Office

For the first time in Saudi Arabia’s kingdom history, women are permitted to both vote and run for seats in council.

Bronwyn Isaac | December 11, 2015 - 2:30 pm

Saudi Arabia Licenses First-Ever Female Pilot

Meet 35-year-old Hanadi Al-Hindi, the first-ever licensed female pilot in Saudi Arabia. So Saudi women can fly airplanes but not drive cars? Oh, that’s right, driving ruins women’s ovaries.

Jessica Wakeman | April 23, 2014 - 6:30 pm

Saudi University Lets Female Student Die Of Heart Attack Rather Than Allow Male Paramedics On Campus

A female student who suffered a heart attack at the all-women’s campus of King Saud University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, died because officials would not allow the male paramedics…

Jessica Wakeman | February 7, 2014 - 6:30 pm

Woman Arrested In Saudi Arabia For Driving Her Sick Father To The Hospital

Police in Saudi Arabia arrested a woman for driving, despite the fact that she was taking her diabetic father to a hospital. Perhaps the cops just wanted to warn…

Jessica Wakeman | November 5, 2013 - 7:30 pm

Driving Ruins Women’s Ovaries, Warns Saudi Cleric

Listen up, women of childbearing age! Do you ever want to have kids some day? Are you concerned about your fertility? Then never, ever get behind the wheel of a…

Jessica Wakeman | September 30, 2013 - 1:40 pm

Human Trafficking Charges Dropped Against Saudi Princess Meshael Alayban

Charges of human trafficking have been dropped against Saudi Arabian princess Meshael Alayban, 42, who lives in Orange County, California, due to lack of evidence. Alayban’s maid said her…

Jessica Wakeman | September 20, 2013 - 7:30 pm

Saudi Women’s Rights Activists Sentenced To 10 Months In Prison For Helping Abused Woman

A Saudi Arabian judge will hear an appeal on Friday from two women’s rights activists who were sentenced to 10 months in prison apiece for trying to help a woman…

Jessica Wakeman | July 10, 2013 - 4:00 pm

“No More Abuse” Campaign Launched In Saudi Arabia

Th anti-domestic violence campaign, “No More Abuse,” has been launched in the desert of women’s rights: Saudi Arabia.  Saudi Arabia is not known for it draught of gender parity.  Just…

Sarah Gray | May 2, 2013 - 3:20 pm

Is This Man So Sexy He Should Be Deported?

Remember the old “Saturday Night Live” sketch about Antonio Banderas? He’d start to take off his shirt and his back up band would warn “too sexy, too sexy.” Well the…

Julie Gerstein | April 25, 2013 - 4:20 pm

Saudi Women Allowed To Ride Bikes, But Only While Wearing An Abaya & Accompanied By A Male Relative

Guess what everyone?! Saudi Arabia will reportedly now permit women to ride a bicycle in public … but only in parks … and only while accompanied by a male…

Jessica Wakeman | April 1, 2013 - 6:30 pm

3,000 Saudis Want Women To Be Allowed To Drive

Three thousand Saudis have signed a petition asking a conservative Muslim council to consider allowing women to legally drive. The council is said to be consideribg a debate on…

Jessica Wakeman | March 18, 2013 - 5:31 pm

Saudi Cleric Suggests Baby Girls Wear Burqas To “Protect” Them From Sexual Assault

A Saudi Arabian cleric raised eyebrows over his WTF suggestion on a TV program six months ago that baby girls should be covered head-to-toe in burqas to protect them from…

Jessica Wakeman | February 4, 2013 - 3:20 pm

IKEA Photoshops Women Out Of Saudi Arabian Catalog

Photoshop, you beast! Look at all the problems you cause.

I kid, I kid. The real problem here is Saudi Arabia’s backwards attitude towards women, which is the…

Jessica Wakeman | October 2, 2012 - 8:30 am

Move To Saudi Arabia So You Can Beat Your “Problem” Wife, Pat Robertson Helpfully Advises Man

“Problem” wife not respecting your “authority” as the “head of household”? Move to Saudi Arabia, advises Pat Robertson of the Christian Broadcasting Network, where you could “become a Muslim”

Jessica Wakeman | September 10, 2012 - 5:40 pm

Saudi Arabia Plans “Women-Only” Cities

Saudi Arabia plans to build several all-female industrial cities as a way for 5,000 businesswomen to be “separate but equal” alongside the country’s men without needing to intermigle. The…

Jessica Wakeman | August 13, 2012 - 5:20 pm

16-Year-Old Saudi Arabian Olympian Called “Prostitute” For Competing

Two women made history at the 2012 Olympics for being the first-ever female Saudi Arabians to compete in the Games.

But one of those young women, Wojdan Shakerkai,…

Jessica Wakeman | August 13, 2012 - 5:00 pm

Rape Case Dismissed Against Saudi Prince (Who Also Happens To Be One Of The World’s Richest Men)

A Spanish court dismissed a rape case against a Saudi prince and billionaire, after it was decided there was not sufficient evidence to press charges. Saudi Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal, 57,…

Jessica Wakeman | March 29, 2012 - 4:20 pm

Today’s Lady News: Saudi Arabia’s Lingerie Law To Go Into Effect

Saudi Arabia will begin enforcing a law that requires lingerie shops to only employ women, so that men and women do not have to come in contact with each…

Jessica Wakeman | January 4, 2012 - 6:00 pm
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