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Five things Saudi women still can't do - BBC News

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So Saudi women will soon be able to drive when the ban is lifted on 24 June. But what about the rest? The BBC's Megha Mohan reports. Please subscribe HERE http://bit.ly/1rbfUog
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Osho Osho (2 days ago)
Oh god.. im a muslim female and i better thank god that i am living in the uae and not saudi ( no offense )
Kaergaard (9 days ago)
Saudi is very much a mans world??? Saudi Arabia is very much an islamic ruled state, so blame islam if you don't like the laws of the land. But it is the BBC, so let's blame all men and put a fat unattrative white guy in the video about a middle eastern dictatorship, hinting that its partly also their fault and call it a day👌
Kaergaard (9 days ago)
Oh those darn white males using their white male privilege to suppressing women once again!! Oh wait.. Saudi Arabia? They are from the middle east, right? Never mind then - islam is the religion of peace❤ #FeminismRocks #YouGoGirl #ImWithHer #TellMeWhatToVoteBeyoncé
AVOIDING TREES (11 days ago)
🤨 This country looks like an horrible place to live in ....
Friedrich Niebergall (17 days ago)
It’s not a mans world it’s the beautiful Islamic religion
idareyou toMUGme (19 days ago)
And this is why people still don't go to Saudi Arabia nothing changed and no one believes that anything will change because men or boys don't have an open mind
b t (23 days ago)
Why you speak with loud music. Stop this
SmiLe Always (23 days ago)
Like my man Borat says to let Woman Drive a Car is Like letting A Monky Ride the AirPlane they should bring those rules in west as well
r0se chaudhary (24 days ago)
Ohh Girl,please stop. Saudi Arabia is a Muslim country and law is based on religion. And if you don't know anything about someone's religion,you better just don't talk.
The whole world is mans world because we conquered the world.
I'm male and a feminist, what can go wrong?
mary shaffer (1 month ago)
Why concentrate on what you can't do when they're thousands of things you can do?
Super Man (1 month ago)
Well this is all fake cause I've lived there for six years and non of this has happened too me
Lily Tunes (1 month ago)
my mom opened her own account lmaooo
Sophia Tagle (1 month ago)
Hi.....woman’s rights!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Bbygirl 23 (1 month ago)
Muslim men need to all die
Albert Campbell (1 month ago)
this is the future of the west
John Roberts (1 month ago)
Know your place and stop copying western tarts out drinking and clubbing.
EyeSeaFourPeople (1 month ago)
911 dislikes
Purpose Less (1 month ago)
Muhammed bin Selman will change this sick rules.
fatimah anwaar (1 month ago)
i am so happy that my country is becoming a better place now (:
Parvez Aziz (1 month ago)
Oh! Saudi Arabia victims have more rights than criminals. Horrible! Wow! In western countries serial killers of young women sit s climate controlled room watch Oprah and eat pizza. Saudi Arabia is horrible for criminals. Charles Mason died comfortably in old age in a comfortable room after killing six people. Now piss off and don’t force your garbage on other people. There are no gangs in Saudi Arabia.
Parvez Aziz (1 month ago)
Now kiss off you lesbian Saudi Arabia is a mans world. You want your garbage human rights for criminals who kill small children, then relax in climate controlled jails watching tv and eating pizza. F———- off . InnSsudi Arabia criminals have no rights.
Dragostea Din Tei (13 days ago)
Are you retarded or what? When people ask me why I'm islamophobic I'm gonna show comments like this. You guys literary can't see any other options in life except being a servant and covered from tip to toe or walking in bikini and sleeping with 100 guys. How can one be so close minded?
ilijas dosaev (1 month ago)
We should respect culture and religion of each other.
Amir Khan (1 month ago)
Its very saddening that even in 21st century women are so much oppressed. These laws should immediately be dismantled.
Amir Khan (16 days ago)
+Aleena Malik Don't you think they're oppressed? Don't you consider one who has been denied basic human rights such as driving, wearing dresses of their choice in public places, as oppressed? Don't you think that its misogynistic, or rather I should call it de jure patriarchy, to punish rape victim with lashes for out in public without any so called male guardian.
Aleena Malik (16 days ago)
not oppresed.... why does everyone think that?
Kevin Alexander (1 month ago)
Unless a male guardian is with them they are safe...
John Roberts (1 month ago)
Women in Saudi are now getting like Western woman; what next drinking and loosing their dignity like many in the west.
Dragostea Din Tei (13 days ago)
Hmmm Arab men are losing their dignity in the West drinking alcohol and sleeping around. Why shouldn't the girls let to do this? At least it won't be hypocritical.
Mohamed ibrahim (2 months ago)
What else you need, you doesn't seems like you lived in Saudi Arabia. Don't talk rubbish without knowing any facts. You're not from Saudi mind your business.
blueorange01 (2 months ago)
I hate how people take this as Islamic or arabic rules that we have to follow It's just in Saudi Arabia. The people there a close minded
chicken lover (2 months ago)
My dad's family is muslim and my aunty prays with this long dress which is so thin it is practically see through (it isn't tho)
BROWN KNIGHT (2 months ago)
القصة إنه في زوج ثري من السعودية اشترى سيارة لزوجته وبنته , بعد شهر وجد نفسه مغرق بالديون وعلى حافة بيع ورهن بيته من الافلاس لأن زوجته وبنته تتسوق كل يوم في الاسواق وتذهب للاعراس والمناسبات بالسيارة وهذا مخالف للشريعة الاسلامية حيث الرجال قوامون على النساء والزوجة في الاسلام يجب أن تستأذن الزوج قبل الخروج من البيت حتى لايطمع الذين في قلوبهم مرض. وياريت اللغة العربية النيرة السمحة تكون اللغة الاساسية الأولى للسعوديات. حتى لايكون هناك غزو ثقافي للغتنا العربية الجميلة.
khan khuni (2 months ago)
In west womens in public are more nacked than mens 😅
Rude Gamerz (2 months ago)
Everything what western people think are just bunch of lies u have to come experience our country first just dont put any unknown laws on your own i mean cmon thats fucked up
Rude Gamerz (2 months ago)
Maaan its all lies
X Large (2 months ago)
I am a Saudi I wish I could live in America
BK (2 months ago)
As a person who is currently living in Saudi Arabia I can confirm that the first 3 are bullshit
leonard (2 months ago)
ERRRRRRRM wrong Saudi Arabia is not a man's world. it's muslim world.
SOURCED (2 months ago)
When feminists moan about male privilege and shit this just makes them sound retarded😂😂
Nellie K. Adaba (2 months ago)
Not true
Guy Fieri (3 months ago)
The feminists are taking over!
What if you are a tourist in Saudia arabia
ROZE LOVES C (3 months ago)
OMG THIS IS SO FUNNY 😂because I live in Saudi Arabia and everything is wonderful here stopped spreading lies
Not Bad (3 months ago)
What if she doesn't have a male guardian??
AJ (13 days ago)
@Dragostea, It's part of the patriarchal society where men are seen as the decision-making power in the family and women as the managerial power. Progression in terms of women's rights and their roles are progressing rapidly, and cultural reforms are taking place right now. This year they have appointed a female deputy minister and they have started hiring female soldiers. Hopefully in the next few years, the male guardianship system will be non-existent.
Dragostea Din Tei (13 days ago)
+AJ btw why can't women just be responsible for themselves? Living in Russia I see that women cope better with most of the domestic problems comparing to men.
Dragostea Din Tei (13 days ago)
+AJ are you referring to all the Muslim videos on Youtube or what? Get a life man 😂
AJ (1 month ago)
Her mom can be the guardian. There were number of cases where male guardians have abused their power and therefore the guardianship was transferred to the mother.
Nellie K. Adaba (2 months ago)
I guess she gets arrested.
just wanted to (3 months ago)
Driving has been legalized you donkey
Yaamin Mohmmed (3 months ago)
suck634 (3 months ago)
So to sum it all up, Saudi Arabia is the real version of Gilead (Handaids Tale).
Shaima Niyaz (3 months ago)
I seriously don’t know what good does a woman feel in going out in bikinis and showing her body to all men. A women is precious and should be covered and preserved. If u read more about the teachings of the Quran u will understand the wisdom behind everything what is said by the Almighty!
Dragostea Din Tei (13 days ago)
In one of the hadiths is written that 70 or 70k angels curse a woman if she refuses to have sex with her husband. And Islam is full of such misogynist states. It's obvious a man made religion.
Shaima Niyaz (3 months ago)
I was born and raised in KSA for about 17 years. I feel it’s a safe place for women. We can practice Islam here safely unlike other countries who puts ban on religious practices and call themselves a secular country. KSA follows rules based on the teachings of Islam and in Islam women have many rights. It’s just that the outsiders interpret it wrong and instead of reading the Quran, just blindly listen to the media and get a very very wrong idea about Islam.
Tommy (3 months ago)
I feel for every women who lives there
Liam Callan (3 months ago)
45 degrees!!? does the uk use Celsius or something??
Nellie K. Adaba (2 months ago)
Yes, most of Europe uses Celsius.
Mohmmed Syed (3 months ago)
Dirty girl you are not able to talk about Muslim women
Saud (3 months ago)
Fuck the UK with it's people
Fátima Flores (3 months ago)
Instead of showing that others are backwards and dont have rights, talk about countries that are still occupied by western countries and how racist people are to muslim people in the western countries and that muslims woman do not have the right to wear a hijab and practice there religion in frensh schools. I do not deny that there are problems with the law in Saudi but focus on your mistakes before you give this bad image about others. As you have the right to wear a bikini, you have a right to wear modestly, so in saudi women are forbidden to wear bikini and in western countries you are forbidding muslim woman to wear their hijabs, then do not try to show yourselves as developed and liberal because you are not.
Kumail Rizvi (3 months ago)
Entire saudi system is complete and absolute bidah of the political islam ...muslims ignorance is the biggest cause of attacks on muslim no one else is responsible except muslims themselves
tomas becher (3 months ago)
Fuck all these Middle Eastern counties. They should be abolished. Feminazis should fight for women’s rights there, not in the west where everyone has the same rights. But no, moronic politicians and SJWs rather focus on things that don’t matter like people getting offended (boooohoooo) rather than actually caring about people’s rights. The fact that these countries are allowed to exist is a disgrace.
is butter a carb (3 months ago)
800 people who watch feminism sjw compilations disliked this
Fatima Badawi (3 months ago)
1:28 haha you’ll probably be asked to exit the place but you won’t get arrested maybe some people have but it’s unlikely
Zubida Ghzali (3 months ago)
educate your self before making a video. Instead of making such a video, it would be great if you just share the joy of us ladies of saudi arabia about driving. you can open a bank account without a permission from anyone and work without a permission. As for the travel permission, it is to be removed soon. For the dress code, this is a part of our culture that we like to keep alive even without covering the hair. I mean UAE locals still wear the same as saudi but no one point that out!!! the UAE society is exactly like the saudi society in the culture and traditions. if you want to wear a bikini, like life is dependent on it, we do have lots of beaches that you can wear whatever you like there ( A lot in Jeddah), and you do not have to be rich to go there, you can pay an entry fee. i know we have a long way to go but we are proud of who we are and we are proud of the progress that happened. we are taking our time and no need to rush. The way you portrayed our country is not true. I have studied in the United Kingdom and traveled the world and most people here are like this. what your talking about is a minority of people who do not let their daughters do what they want. About 51% of the population is under the age of 25!!!! the young generation is highly educated and is moving foreword. our crown prince , MBS, is 32 and is doing so much for our generation. It would be nice to support and share the happiness and joy of people.
sameer jan (3 months ago)
Leave muslims alone let them be more protect u just want them to be disrespectful like u wear skirt wear yoga pants omg ur guys life is litterally fucked up?
Dana Alrashid (3 months ago)
This is soooooooo fake Iam a saudi. Women.
Morium Rahman (3 months ago)
1st 3things is false....dont make people fool
Reality Truth (3 months ago)
Damn they couldn't go the movies or a damn soccer game. So basically being born a women means being born a slave. Smh that's messed up
Lora Levy (3 months ago)
And u talk about israel...
dilworth6113 (3 months ago)
American liberals need to visit this country!
Jayden Muthaiah (3 months ago)
Borode Adewumi (3 months ago)
Stop the presses! More groundbreaking news from the BBC, purveyors of FAKE NEWS!
Adil khan (3 months ago)
shut up okk
Pokémon Forever (3 months ago)
Wdym no bank account we do have a bank acc And you can get a divorce only if you have a excuse! And you can have a passport without a male!😤 This video is a lie please do not believe it
The Sun (3 months ago)
Liar :|
Nova (3 months ago)
Please for the love of god turn the music down I can’t hear a word she’s saying
Bayan Kharbatia (3 months ago)
I can not believe this! This women is just referring to stereotypes that aren't true. I live in Saudi Arabia, and I am telling you this is not true.
Azhrdcnt R (3 months ago)
Women can't go out with male friends.. Also mean men can't go out with female friends.. The guardianship system shouldn't be simply criticised.. You need data to show women are not allowed to go out or open bank accounts by their guardian.. Permission of 5 year old brother to get divorce.. Sounds like a blatant lie.. If true it is against Islamic law.. Women don't have to get permission from anyone to get divorce according to sharia
Blackhammer13r (3 months ago)
90 % of this video is false
mohammed alfurayh (3 months ago)
All what you say is totally wrong, I believe you should update your information
Lessa Lord (3 months ago)
Women in saudia arabia do have their own bank accounts without the "male gurdians"
Lol woman of SA can’t into bank
Fuck wahhabism
BatekhaLord (3 months ago)
I've lived in Saudi for 9 years and when women wanted to go out they'd just call their driver and go shopping with their friends. In almost all cases, this "guardianship" rule rarely applies and even if it does, it seems to be ignored.
ponter CR7 (3 months ago)
BatekhaLord Can you tell me please what else happen there
in Smerica you must get permission to from ypur wife to good to the bar
Hey Girl Hey (3 months ago)
I thought she meant 45 degrees Fahrenheit but then I realized she meant celsius 😅
diesel92kj1 (3 months ago)
How it should be in every Country.
Marcel Huchwajda (3 months ago)
They can drive now? Woo hoo
Najam Ul Abideen Tariq (3 months ago)
Here is your freedom guys https://tribune.com.pk/story/1739207/9-watch-female-journalist-groped-kissed-air-covering-fifa-world-cup/
Najam Ul Abideen Tariq (3 months ago)
That was not my point. In fact the video you shared just proved my point. The video I shared had no Muslim refugees and its does not matter if a Muslim does this or a Non-Muslim. If you read my other comments, I am against this act altogether AND the source of the problem i.e women marketing themselves as an object.
Rakesh Kumar (3 months ago)
Najam Ul Abideen Tariq This is what Moslem refugees fucks do when they get freedom: https://youtu.be/uyxnuidOyHE
butterfflyess (3 months ago)
Sick people
ahmed juh (3 months ago)
All these information are wrong 😱
Phenomenal (3 months ago)
All humans are equal. Men and women should have equal rights in Saudia Arabia even the quran says men and women are equal and u can't even do that then why are u calling Urself a Muslim country
Najam Ul Abideen Tariq (3 months ago)
1- Cant say much. But why are human rights campaigners against this? I even as a male am against keeping money in banks altogether. 2- Its not only about permission. A male guardian would have to travel with you. This is for your own safety stupid. 3- That's part of shariah law. But by the looks of it, I don't think you really believe in that. And about permission for divorce, they have courts who decide in the end. 4- For privacy. And to protect you from other males. But no, you want to flirt around and when approached by any male, whine about sexual harassment. 5- And then it end with a bikini....... This is dumb, you want to market your assets and then cry about rape and being treated as a sexual object. Who are you?
Arjumand Banu (3 months ago)
Idiot lady
Thomas (3 months ago)
Ahhh the leader of the women’s rights council
Gary O'Donovan (3 months ago)
This is the religion then our politicians in Europe want to import on us against our will.......this religion is not a religion of peace......it's a religion that is a political ideology! That has it's own laws, customs and way of life.....by underline it's about control which as you can see here is all about control.......we Europeans must not allow or tolerate this religion and it's people in our homeland Europe.....we cannot allow it in our FREE society!
thunder king gaming (3 months ago)
iam fine with bikini rule but others are shit
ZAEEM TAHIR (3 months ago)
It's their culture. It's not America or England.you people will never understand. You guys think saudiarab that it's America and England where child raped everyday. Their is no issue in saudiarab like Manworld it's their culture. People live happily. There are not issue like your country has like feminism, rape, sex, wine,drugs etc etc
Mad Oryx (3 months ago)
Honestly you made it sound ever worse.... I also live in saudi and I REALLY love it....Alhamdulilah
Musty G (3 months ago)
Who the fuck would even wear a bikini in saudi arabia?
Sameeha Adil (3 months ago)
0:15 that’s Qatar not Saudi Arabia
Tiha shool (3 months ago)
Ex Muslim
Dareen Far (3 months ago)
I don't like Saudi Arabia laws but all those facts are fake , i don't understand how much white Americans can get stupid yo guys need to open to life and understand others cultures not everyone has to be like you
geoo zeii (3 months ago)
At least they don't have lgbt shit feminazi shit Welp wouldn't go to neither the usa nor saudi arabia But at least countries like katar russia japan lebanon ... are conservative without exagerating like saudi arabia and while still being free of lgbt and feminazi cancer +their educational systeme is good
JBcaptian (3 months ago)
Yet the BBC praise this Islam

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