Saturday, June 29, 2013

No Women At Saudi Conference On "Women In Society"

Saudi Arabia allegedly hosted a global conference last year on "women in society", at the University of Qassim. Supposedly 15 countries were represented there.  But check out the photo below, they're all men.

The photo is only now going viral, for obvious reasons- the fact there is not one female in attendance at a conference devoted to women.  Although, when you think about it, it actually makes sense to not include women, since they are mostly hidden from society in places like Saudi Arabia. Just another example of the diminished role women have in most Islamic countries. And then there's that gender segregation issue.

Of course, who knows if this is for real. Huffington Post did do some research and found the photo on which was sourced from the Saudi paper Okaz, but you never know.

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