Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Saudi women boycotting lingerie shops

Women in Saudi Arabia are boycotting lingerie shops there, but not for the reasons you might think.
Before her wedding last year, Huda Batterjee went abroad to buy her bridal lingerie — she just couldn't bear the humiliation of discussing her most intimate apparel with a man.

She had little choice: there are almost no saleswomen in Saudi Arabia.
There's been a law on the books in Saudi for nearly three years, but has been held in abeyance due to the difficulties of keeping male and female employees in the stores separate. I wrote about this back in 2006, which is to say, I just wanted an excuse to repost this picture:

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