Saudi women may be forced to cover ’sexy’ eyes

Ethnocentrism is an ugly thing, but it’s difficult to not be offended by a report that says Saudi women with “sexy” eyes may be forced to cover them up.

Saudi women may be forced to cover up even more.

Saudi women may be forced to cover up more. (AP)

USA Today reports a spokesman for the Orwellian entitled “Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice” as saying the group has the right to order women whose eyes seem “tempting” to shield them immediately.

The committee was set up in 1940 to enforce Sharia Law within the Islamic nation. “Religion police” patrol the streets enforcing dress codes — women already must wear a black cloak that covers almost everything — and other rules.

Fox News reports the committee, in 2002, refused to allow female students out of a burning school in Mecca because they were not wearing correct head cover. The decision allegedly contributed to the high death toll of 15 people who were killed in the fire.

Saudi Arabia — a longtime U.S. ally — is the only country in the world where women are not legally allowed to drive. Perhaps the new rule is a way of justifying keeping women from behind the wheel.

Meanwhile, in the far more liberal Egypt, a female university student has sparked outrage by posting nude pictures of herself online. Aliaa Magda Elmahdy said the photos are  ”screams against a society of violence, racism, sexism, sexual harassment and hypocrisy.”

8 comments Add your comment

Tydarius

November 17th, 2011
6:23 pm

“…a female university student has sparked outrage by posting nude pictures of herself online.”

George we need a link to the pictures so we can decide for ourselves.

DeDe

November 17th, 2011
9:28 pm

I would rather die than live under such restricted rules against Women. What ever God you worship cannot condone such horrific treatment, or he (she) would not be a supreme being. The Men representing and enforcing Sharia Law will discover upon their death that the way they have lived their lives and the treatment of Women will certainly not get them to Paradise.

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November 20th, 2011
11:22 am

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Oma

November 23rd, 2011
11:47 pm

If the men are that easily tempted then they need to be castrated.

Patriot Act

November 30th, 2011
8:01 pm

Ah Saudi Arabia, the home of oppression , terrorism, and human trafficking and modern day slavery for people born in third world country’s…. So why don’t we do something about that since we stand for freedom……..Oh. we turn a blind eye because we get their oil……..

Yeah, when i was there i thought the Saudis were the most gullible people on the earth. But that would be us as Americans, because they don’t have access to information and we do and are to afraid to acknowledge it……..

Free, i think not…..
Patriot act took your freedoms………….

Robert Lee

December 1st, 2011
4:04 pm

These are the people whose King and royal family formally gave up their personal slaves in 1968, yall know that right? Why this is surprising to anyone is beyond me……

Sally

December 2nd, 2011
1:32 pm

The could enhance the Saudi males until their private ‘members’ were at least 3 inches long, then maybe they wouldn’t be so insecure and keep their women covered in black.

Jess

December 7th, 2011
7:21 am

I feel so badly for those women. Most of them don’t know how obressed they are, it’s just the way life is to them.