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Old 02-10-2009, 12:30 PM   #41
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That blog mentions something that has been overlooked so far. The "Committee for the Preservation of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice" censors websites. So you may have limited access to your favorite blogs, news sites, and other sites you frequent. Another mark in the "con" column.
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Old 02-10-2009, 04:58 PM   #42
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I must say the niqab gives those ladies with extra sexy eyes an unfair advantage.
But, do you lose any weight?
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But, do you lose any weight?
A plus size woman in that area of the world is a positive.
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There is an excellent blog by an American woman who recently moved to KSA with her Saudi husband of many years.

susie's big adventure
Nice.

"About an hour before we left the house, I told my husband that there was a possibility that both of the other women we would be visiting with that evening may not have their hair covered. If that was the case, I went on, I would prefer not to be the only woman there with my hair covered. Well, basically my hubby told me that if I wanted to uncover my hair there, that he would not be going with us."
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A plus size woman in that area of the world is a positive.
Actually, I was refferingn to that thread about losing weight by ogling women's breasts. (I still can't make the search function work.) Anyway, another failed attempt at humor on my part, I am afraid.
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Nice.

"About an hour before we left the house, I told my husband that there was a possibility that both of the other women we would be visiting with that evening may not have their hair covered. If that was the case, I went on, I would prefer not to be the only woman there with my hair covered. Well, basically my hubby told me that if I wanted to uncover my hair there, that he would not be going with us."
I noticed that too. Wow. Different culture for sure.
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Let's just say that, culturally speaking, a husband like the one in the blog quoted by Eridanus would get a cast iron frying pan to the head in my neck of the woods.


Clarification: Just because I would have a hard time were my husband to tell me he wasn't going somewhere with me if I didn't have my head covered, even though others would also not have their heads covered!
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Let's just say that, culturally speaking, a husband like the one in that blog would get a cast iron frying pan to the head in my neck of the woods.
Along with lots of other run of the mill husbands. At least if South Carolina is anything like Kentucky.

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In Jeddah, Western women do not have to cover their hair in public. The Abaya is the only requirement.

FYI, I hear Saudi Arabia is the largest consumer of Johnny Walker. A very interesting place, but again some people love it and some people hate it. If you are American you can definitely make a boat load of cash in Saudi and tax free.

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