Imprisoned for Breakfast with a Woman

Egyptian man arrested for dining with Saudi woman

Culture sure can be a load of bullshit. Why are people so blinded by their upbringing that they can’t see how insane their ingrained notions of what’s right and wrong are?

A Egyptian man was filmed eating breakfast with a female colleague (in a full burka no less), and subsequently was jailed as a result!

The man was arrested by the Saudi Ministry of Labour and Social Development, who accused him of “committing several violations and taking up a post exclusively reserved for Saudis”.

Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is purporting to be on a drive to modernise the country. Speaking of drives, he recently oh so generously granted women in the country the right to drive.

Apparently modernising the country’s often grotesque laws and human rights violations doesn’t extend to dining with a woman.

The comments on the article are just as insane.

I can’t even tell if this one is a joke:

“I need to understand why men are constantly punished and not women,” said Twitter user Malak. “I am a Saudi [woman] and I swear I want them to punish her with him. Laughter, eating at the workplace… where are your limits?”

Or how about this:

developing jobs for Saudi women among foreigners is considered an explicit breakdown of customs, traditions, and values.

Duh! It should be an explicit breakdown of traditions and values if those are your traditions and values.

Traditions are just that – traditions. They are manmade, not some divine natural law. They were usually invented in an older, very different time.  Let’s update them instead of trying to live on values that were established when people lived to the age of 30 and rode horses or camels through the street.

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