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Discriminated against by a foreigner in my own country

Originally posted on Saudiwoman's Weblog:
I just had a really frustrating phone call. A friend of mine recommended a ballet instructor for my daughter. She gave me the number and I called to inquire and the lovely British ballet…

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Wife-tracker revisited

Originally posted on Saudiwoman's Weblog:
In my last post I wrote about how guardians receive SMS notifications if their dependants leave or enter the country. Dependents in Saudi Arabia are defined as anyone on a man’s family card, including…

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posting from Rome

Originally posted on Saudiwoman's Weblog:
I am currently on a family vacation in Italy but I had to post what the Ministry of Foreign Affairs sent my husband. Apparently they have a new service where they send the male…

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English version of piece published in Stern

Originally posted on Saudiwoman's Weblog:
This is the English original version I wrote and was translated to German and published in the new print edition of Stern magazine no41/2011, out today, Thursday, 6th of October, pages 54-57. In Saudi…

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Divorce in Saudi Arabia

Originally posted on Saudiwoman's Weblog:
No matter how many reports you read about the rise in numbers of divorce cases in Saudi Arabia, it still remains a dirty word that Saudis are taught not to even contemplate. For my…

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The child bride of Onaiza

Originally posted on Saudiwoman's Weblog:
This story has drawn a lot of press. The girl is from Onaiza which is a part of Qaseem, a central region north of Riyadh. It’s the same place that produced Sheikh Bin Othaimeen…

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Princess by Jean Sasson: Book Review

Originally posted on A Little Something by Arsh Azim:
One of my favorite books so far, Princess is based on a true story of a Saudi Princess who is considered worthless for being a woman beside having all the wealth…

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