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No manís land: Women-only city planned for Saudi Arabia
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Posted on 08/11/2012 10:21:16 AM PDT by bayouranger

Saudi Arabia is to build a new city exclusively for women. The Gulf kingdom is working on the narrow junction between strict Sharia law and the aspirations of active females who wish to pursue their own careers.

­The new plan is to combine women’s desire to work in the modern age and provide a job environment that would go hand-in-hand with the country’s Sharia law. The Saudi Industrial Property Authority (Modon) has been charged to lead the country into a new era.

The ambitious mono-city is now being designed with construction to begin next year. The municipality in the Eastern city of Hafuf is expected to attract 500 million riyals (US$133 million) in investments and it will create around 5,000 jobs in the textiles, pharmaceuticals and food processing industries. There will be women-run firms and production lines for women.

Saudi Sharia law does allow women to work, given that her essential duties of homemaking should not be neglected. But in reality around 15 per cent of women are represented in the workforce, according to some estimates.

The Modon plan shadows the government’s desire for women to play a more important role in the development of the country. Among the stated objectives are to create job spots for young people.

"I'm sure that women can demonstrate their efficiency in many aspects and clarify the industries that best suit their interests, their nature and their ability," Modon’s deputy director-general, Saleh Al-Rasheed, told Saudi daily al-Eqtisadiah.

Saudi’s existing industrial cities already have factories owned by women, as well as companies that employ a small portion of the female population.

Apart from Hafuf, the Saudis are developing more women-only polis projects.

“We are now working on a second industrial city for women,” said Saleh Al Rasheed. “We have plans to establish a number of women-only industries in various parts of the kingdom.”

The kingdom’s rampant desire to boost its citizen workforce participation and change the women’s unemployment rate is also changing the retail landscape. The state is attempting to replace foreign salespeople with Saudi women in its female apparel shops, according to a research carried out by Booz and Co.

This summer, women started replacing sales staff in cosmetics and perfume shops, only half a year after they replaced male sales staff in lingerie stores. By the end of the year, women plan to replace their gender counterparts in stores selling abayas, the traditional black cloak worn by women.

But despite the degree of emancipation, women's rights in Saudi Arabia are still defined by Islam and lack basic freedoms found in many Western cultures. For instance, Saudi Arabia is the only country in the world that prohibits women from driving.

Yet recently efforts have been made to change the societal structure in the kingdom.

Last September, King Abdullah announced that women will be able to vote and run in the 2015 local elections, and be appointed to the Consultative Assembly.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: apartheid; filthykoranimals; homosexuality; islam; saudiarabia; sunnisideoftheocean; waronterror
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How "progressive" of the filthy house of sodomy.
1 posted on 08/11/2012 10:21:26 AM PDT by bayouranger
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Having had a brief glimpse at how women in what is,perhaps,the most “liberal” country on the Arabian Peninsula (The UAE) live it boggles the mind to imagine how women in Saudi,Iran,Pakistan,Afghanistan and other moslem countries must live.
2 posted on 08/11/2012 10:26:18 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Word Is Out,Harry Reid's Into Child Porn.Release All Your Photos,Harry!)
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To: bayouranger

Rosie O’Donnell’s dream come true.


3 posted on 08/11/2012 10:27:00 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: bayouranger

You may be on to something there. Their fanatical hatred of women does seem to smack heavily of barely repressed homoeroticism to me. And it is well known how pederasty, if not actually condoned, is considered much more socially acceptable in muslim countries than it is in the west...


4 posted on 08/11/2012 10:30:04 AM PDT by sinsofsolarempirefan
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To: bayouranger

Will they permit any non-muslim women to enter or will it be segregated (under penalty of death) like Mecca and Medina?


5 posted on 08/11/2012 10:35:10 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Eric Holder's NAACP rally against the voter ID laws required the press to bring govt issue photo ID.)
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To: bayouranger

6 posted on 08/11/2012 10:39:23 AM PDT by JediJones (From the makers of Romney, Bloomberg/Schwarzenegger 2016. Because the GOP can never go too far left.)
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To: bayouranger

I think this is called an “industrial park”, not a city. There will be no children, no sustainable population, and few of the normal services that characterize a city. The closest analog is San Francisco, but even they have a few straight couple to provide some semblance of sustainability.


7 posted on 08/11/2012 10:44:01 AM PDT by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_WBAIsGciBxA/TH1Fr-TY6RI/AAAAAAAAAAc/n-vt9KHATAU/s320/thinking%2520face%5B1%5D.gif

http://arabdivine.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/Turkey-belly-dance-Belly-dance.jpg

http://mypetjawa.mu.nu/archives/sexy_burqa.jpg

This May just work, If I can find a way to sneak in....

8 posted on 08/11/2012 11:04:38 AM PDT by KC_Lion (Normalcy results in the creation of life, Sodomy results in AIDS)
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To: Pollster1

In 1980 we were stationed in Saudi Arabia. Before my late wife secured full time employment, she had a part time gig doing a price survey. Since women, even westerners, are not allowed on the streets by themselves I had to accompany her in and out of the shops. We went into a lingerie shop to price items. The Pakistani shopkeeper was very exuberant showing us the latest line of panties from Italy. I do believe there are some professions that are gender specific and a lingerie salesman is not one of them.


9 posted on 08/11/2012 11:15:23 AM PDT by Ax
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To: bayouranger
Sounds like another Warsaw ghetto.

Who would have ever guessed that wearing a burqa was the same thing as wearing the Star of David?

10 posted on 08/11/2012 12:01:39 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: bayouranger

Saudi Sharia law does allow women to work, given that her essential duties of homemaking should not be neglected.

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Homemaking takes a lot of work, idiot!
(Not you, bayouranger. The writer of this is the idiot.)


11 posted on 08/11/2012 12:17:59 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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Gathering the women together for Saudi male rape gangs? Or maybe they're segregating the women so the rich Saudis and clerics can have a happy time with Saudi boys, adolescents, and men? Apparently sheep, goats, and camels aren't enough.
12 posted on 08/11/2012 12:19:43 PM PDT by MasterGunner01 (11)
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“Bosom Buddies” the Saudi version.


13 posted on 08/11/2012 12:24:14 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: bayouranger

islam


14 posted on 08/11/2012 12:42:49 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: dfwgator

huma could move there and be mayorette.


15 posted on 08/11/2012 12:57:21 PM PDT by bravo whiskey
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To: bayouranger

WE SHOULD do the same thing, carve out an area only for liberal democrats and rino’s....the rest of the country will be for conservatives...let the liberals tax themselves to give to their shiftless people that live only on gov’t free handouts....Latest I have read on FR is the government wants to steralize 15 year olds without parents concent (if the 15 year old wants to). Let the rich liberals pay for such things....Bill Gates and all the other leftys should love to pay for this...Useless rich movie stars can take care of that also...


16 posted on 08/11/2012 1:31:03 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: bayouranger

Now, being postman/milkman in THAT town is my dreamjob!


17 posted on 08/11/2012 1:43:01 PM PDT by kronos77 (Kosovo is Serbian Jerusalem. No Serbia without Kosovo.)
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18 posted on 08/11/2012 1:46:56 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Lazamataz

We must book the first charter. We’ll make a fortune! What do you say?


19 posted on 08/11/2012 2:10:01 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: bayouranger

The City of Pleasure and Pain.


20 posted on 08/11/2012 2:11:41 PM PDT by bmwcyle (Corollary - Electing the same person over and over and expecting a different outcome is insanity)
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