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Saudi Woman Challenges Her Dad Over Male Guardianship Law

Imagine that you could not travel or go to school without your dad’s permission. You need him, your brother, or a male driver to take you anywhere you want to…

Jessica Wakeman | July 5, 2011 - 4:40 pm

Today’s Lady News: Saudi Women Flout The Driving Ban

Today is the day Saudi Arabian women are holding a mass protest by breaking the law and driving. Our thoughts are with them! [Christian Science Monitor, The Daily Beast]…

Jessica Wakeman | June 17, 2011 - 6:40 pm

Saudi Women Plan Major Protest Of Driving Ban On June 17

On June 17, women in Saudi Arabia are planning a protest of the country’s ban on women drivers en masse by getting behind the wheel. Women in Saudi Arabia are…

Jessica Wakeman | May 24, 2011 - 2:40 pm

One Of These Mariahs Is Not Like The Other

Take a look at the above images of Mariah Carey: In one picture, she’s in an adorable crop top and shorts set. In the other, she’s decked out in pants…

Julie Gerstein | October 5, 2010 - 5:45 pm

Leaving The Country? Saudi Arabia May Text Message Your Male Guardian

Imagine if every time you left the country — for a vacation, for college, for a new job — you needed permission from your father, brother or husband.

Jessica Wakeman | August 5, 2010 - 8:15 pm

It’s Illegal To Refuse To Breastfeed An Adult Male In Saudi Arabia

A new law in Saudi Arabia has caused quite a bit of confusion. Are you sitting down? OK, so a strict version of Islam forbids women to come in contact…

Ami Angelowicz | June 7, 2010 - 2:20 pm

Today’s Lady News: Saudi Woman To Get 300 Lashes For Court Appearance Without A Man

A Saudi Arabian woman named Sawsam Salim has been sentenced to 300 lashes and one and a half years in jail for appearing in court without a male chaperone…

Jessica Wakeman | March 4, 2010 - 9:30 pm

12-Year-Old Girl Seeks Divorce From Her 80-Year-Old Husband

It’s the best possible ending to the most disgusting marriage I’ve ever heard of. A 12-year-old Saudi girl is seeking a divorce from her 80-year-old cousin-turned-husband. That was not a…

Ami Angelowicz | February 9, 2010 - 7:40 pm

Today’s Lady News: Saudi Child Bride Forced To Return To Her 80-Year-Old Husband

A 10-year-old Saudi Arabian girl has been returned to her 80-year-old husband after hiding at her aunt’s home for 10 days. The marriage is allowed by Sharia law, which the…

Jessica Wakeman | August 26, 2009 - 8:30 pm

Saudi Women Opting For More Plastic Surgery

Being covered in robes and veils from head to toe is not stopping women in Saudi Arabia from getting plastic surgery. Surprisingly, liposuction, breast augmentations, and nose jobs are drawing…

Justine Fields | August 3, 2009 - 8:40 pm

Saudi Women Get Designer Abayas From John Galliano, Nina Ricci And More

Despite the fact that French President Nicolas Sarkozy proposed a ban on burqas in France last week, saying the body coverings imprison women, Paris held a fashion show showcasing specially…

Catherine Strawn | July 1, 2009 - 10:00 am

Women In Saudi Arabia Are Tired Of Buying Bras From Men

Talk about sticking it to the man. A group of 26 women in Saudi Arabia are now “lingerie graduates.” At a 10-day retreat led by an Australian woman, the group…

Daniela Guernica | June 25, 2009 - 2:49 pm