Saudis In Bikinis Analysis

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In “Saudis in Bikinis”, Nicholas D. Kristoff states that women in Saudi Arabia are repressed because of their exaggerated attire. The key argument in the essay is whether or not Saudi women are repressed or if they think they’re free. Kristof seems to emphasize the idea that even if Saudi women believe that they are truly free, they haven’t been exposed to true freedom and have therefore been deceived. The final excerpt states: “If Saudi Arabians choose to kill their economic development and sacrifice international respect by clinging to the 15th century, if the women prefer to remain second-class citizens, then I suppose that’s their choice. But if anyone chooses to behave so foolishly, is it any surprise that outsiders point and jeer? (Kristof,

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