November 29, 2010

Saudi Woman Sues For Freedom To Marry

Her father, the guardian or mahram, likes her doctor's salary and pretty much intends on keeping it.

Yahoo News:

CAIRO Year after year, the 42-year-old Saudi surgeon remains single, against her will. Her father keeps turning down marriage proposals, and her hefty salary keeps going directly to his bank account.
The surgeon in the holy city of Medina knows her father, also her male guardian, is violating Islamic law by forcibly keeping her single, a practice known as "adhl." So she has sued him in court, with questionable success.

"A Saudi woman can't even buy a phone without the guardian's permission," said al-Hawaidar, who has been banned from writing or appearing on Saudi television networks because of her vocal support of women's rights. "This law deals with women as juveniles who can't be in charge of themselves at the same time it gives all powers to men."

A surgeon who cannot buy her own phone?

Islam is truly a retarded set of rules.

By Howie at 04:29 PM | Comments |