Even when my tall, dark, and handsome Saudi walked into the bar where we met, even when this friend of a friend became my lover, then my husband, and the father of my child, I never imagined that his , just outside my heavily curtained window.
READ MORE: Doha: My Perfect Day But nearly 10 years after that meeting, here I sit, in the country’s capital, enjoying a nice warm breeze blowing through said curtains on a typical February afternoon.
If a woman is lucky enough to come from an open family, she will enjoy a free education, be encouraged to work if she chooses, have a say in who she marries, travel the world, and come and go as she pleases.
So I’m here to tell you what it’s like to be a woman in Saudi Arabia, at least from a Westerner’s point of view.
As I sit here on this gorgeous day in February, the warm breeze blowing through my curtains, my marriage is over.
I am not permitted to move back home with my daughter, not able to move on with my life, not able to work to support myself, my gender being the only thing that is limiting me.
Restrictions on women In Saudi Arabia, women face several restrictions based entirely on gender.
A woman, regardless of age or marital status is required to have a male guardian.Isn’t that the way all causes for change around the world work?