Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Saudi religious police told women not to use swings

Saudi Arabia’s feared religious police entered a public park in the Gulf Kingdom and told women to stop using swings.

Two men from the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice were photographed warning the women against using the swings.

Some viewers of the picture supported the move by the Commission members on the grounds women using the swings could encourage men to harass or molest them, the Saudi Arabic language daily Al Sada said.

Others said they believe the act is not acceptable as it amounted to an unjustified interference and repression of women by the Commission.


Ewan Nawe said...

Stay classy Saudi Arabia.

WilliamRocket said...

Their men must be very weak, last time I saw a woman in a tent I was not moved to molest her at all.
Their god, be it a he, a she or an it, must think they are morons.

Insolitus said...

The men of Saudi Arabia must be quite different from the men in more civilised countries, if seeing sack-clad women in swings is enough to turn them into molesters.

(Of course they aren't any different, it's just the theocratic totalitarian system that tries to convince everyone they are, so they keep in line.)

Anonymous said...

i always have to remind myself that women in saudi arabia got limited voting rights just around the same time that youTube launched.

i hope they get to vote to abolish the ministry of vice/virtue soon

Anonymous said...

I have to say it: What a miserable fucking culture.


Barbwire said...

It almost seems as if they were afraid of women. It's sad that there are still so very many places where women are treated as property, evil creatures who only want to destroy men, etc.