VANESSA BONNIN, THE VIEW FROM FEZ: Lamiae took a different route, becoming the first woman in Fez, and the second in Morocco, to drive a taxi.
YASMIN MOGAHED: As soon as we accept that everything a man has and does is better, all that follows is a knee-jerk reaction: if men have it, we want it too.
SUSIE OF ARABIA: You won’t believe some of the ludicrous reasons given for why girls shouldn’t be allowed to participate in sports or exercise in school.
AMERICAN BEDU: A forum held recently in Jeddah addressed issues of real concern to Saudi women. But will anything concrete come from the ‘talk fest’?
My analysis of the fatwa is that the conservatives of Saudi society are not ready to see women as cashiers. The majority of grocery store cashiers in Saudi Arabia are foreign nationals from Pakistan and India.