Mecca Governor in Special Bulletin: Women Must Join the Workforce


In a special bulletin published last month, Governor of Mecca Prince Khaled Al-Faisal stated that women joining the workforce is important for both women and society. Al-Faisal emphasized that the Ministry of Labor is responsible for “implementing the rules of women’s employment as hired workers,” in line with the decision of the Saudi government three years ago.

My heart be still…This can’t be. The chattel treatment being abandoned?

Big question(s) IS, (IF this comes into being) will these women be allowed to DRIVE themselves to and from the workplace? Must they be accompanied by their fathers, uncles, brothers? Will they be stoned to death, beheaded or killed for the honor of their family, if say they show more then one eye?

MEMRI Blog

5 Responses to “Mecca Governor in Special Bulletin: Women Must Join the Workforce”

  1. bingbingloveshisblingbling Says:

    It’s slow progress, but it’s still progress. One could apply similar analogy to Iraq. Credit where credit’s due.

    BTW what’s with this ‘temp’ shit? My Korean post I can understand. But this post, too?

  2. tizona Says:

    Bingbing

    BTW what’s with this ‘temp’ shit?

    The Blog has come down with the flu…Know a good Doctor?

    According to our resident geek EXPERT the categories and tags, have become a bit jumbled. They are being administered to, as we speak type.

  3. Ash Says:

    Bingbing, I’m conducting evil experiments.

    None of the posts are actually going to be removed, it’s the category that’s temporary, not the posts. I would have called it “Ashisgoinginsane”, but WordPress wouldn’t allow that many characters in the category name.

  4. Rebecca H Says:

    I doubt the “chattel treatment” is being abandoned. A backward, hidebound medieval society doesn’t reform itself overnight. It will take a couple of generations at best for working women to become commonplace in Saudi Arabia, but at least they’re recognizing the need for change. What’s that saying? The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

  5. Laliadlonoumn Says:

    Nothing seems to be easier than seeing someone whom you can help but not helping.
    I suggest we start giving it a try. Give love to the ones that need it.
    God will appreciate it.


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