Women Rights in Saudi Arabia Essay

1803 Words Oct 17th, 2012 8 Pages
English 101 Essay #1 We can do it In most of the western civilization, particularly the Americans had heard or seen this female wartime propaganda poster created by J. Miller. There is much in our art and literature that romanticizes girls and women and the role they play in our culture. Nowadays, there is around 3.3 billion female living in our world. Sadly, one in every three women worldwide are victims of sexual, physical, emotional, and other abuse during their lifetime. Being female often means being sentenced to a life of poverty, exploitation, and deprivation. Therefore there are around 1 billion abused women around the world every single year. Being an ambassador’s son, I believe it is the most fortunate and …show more content…
Basha’ir if the Saudi government has any propose to change the constitution or at least pass some amendments to improve women rights. She sadly replied saying “recently King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al Saud passed a law allowing women TO be able to vote and run in the 2015 local elections, and be appointed to the Consultative Assembly.” She added “Saudi Arabia and India are the only countries in the G-20 group to have few or none civil rights for women”. On one particular day, Ms. Basha’ir was late for her class. She arrived twenty minutes after the scheduled time. I knew something was not right, but I did not want to keep asking such a personal question to her or I could get her in a lot of trouble. But I could not resist and I ended up asked her why she was late for class. She said, “I missed the bus” I asked her if she does not drive. She made an ironic smile and replied saying “That her dream was to drive. Since in Saudi Arabia women are not allowed to drive – in fact, they cannot be seen in the front of a car, even if it’s on the passenger seat.” I just could not believe what I just heard. Many people dream to have their own apartment, a beautiful house or to go to a fancy trip. But Ms. Basha’ir just wanted be allowed to drive. On that same day I asked Ms. Basha’ir what she would do if she had the opportunity to change her country harsh law against women. She deeply looked at my eyes, and said “I would love to see a constitution that gives all women

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