(Closed) just checking.. its nearly 2010 right???

posted 9 years ago in Holidays
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

For the record: In no way do I agree with what is happening to this journalist. Especially since she is an employee of the UN & should have been immune from the legal proceedings. However, the first thing you learn in Traveling 101 is to follow the rules & culture of that country.

This may sound strange (especially to us!), but a lot of these “rules” are in place not because they see women as second class citizens, but because they respect women. I know, it sounds totally screwed up.  

In Saudi Arabia, if you sleep with a man that is not your husband (including pre-marital sex) they’ll drown you for shaming yourself & your family. If you don’t wear a veil in some middle eastern countries, you risk death regardless if you’re a visitor or not. Something as little as a hair out of place can get you in trouble. When visiting Egypt you should cover your shoulders! You shouldn’t show your arms or legs (even in the 100 degree weather) you have to dress very modestly or else you risk some very negative, unwanted attention. The list goes on & on! It’s a reality many women (if not most) in the world face each day.

The fact of the matter is that in some of these countries, as a woman, you don’t have a choice as to what you can wear! When in Rome… or Sudan… do as they do!

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