Wandering Thoughts about this and that: Bits and Pieces?
Did this article ever give me food for thought! I was raised in a religious environment that was repressive to women. Sometimes I marvel at the attitudes and acceptance of those still involved. And sometimes I marvel at my own attitudes that catch me by surprise. Why is it that we, as human being, accept injustice when it is the accepted practice of our closest associates? Why do we accept it on an emotional level when intellectually we know that it is wrong? This article was an eyeopener. I still haven't digested it all!
This article speaks of one woman's experience in modern Saudi Arabia. On some levels I can relate. But the ridiculous and unnecessary strictures that the culture places on women as narrated in this story is unbelievable.
I also read another post about women in suppressive cultures, recommending a novel, a murder mystery which is a good story in itself. In addition, the story shows these extreme measures taken to ensure that women and men are segregated. The novel is titled Finding Nouf by Zoe Ferraris
I haven't read the book yet, but I intend to.