Saiom Shriver

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Saudi And Other Muslim Women - Poem by Saiom Shriver

Saudi women can't
drive but now can vote
More and more places
ban the burqa coat.
Hidden repression of
is a foul smelling moat.

Topic(s) of this poem: women empowerment

Poet's Notes about The Poem

In many Muslim countries, women cannot divorce, nor inherit property. There are honor killings in which women alleged to have been raped or engaged in consensual sex are murdered. Domestic violence is often not prosecuted.

11 things Saudi women can't do. According to the article below Saudi womenca

Drive a car
Interact with men
Try on clothes when shopping
Go anywhere without a chaperone
Wear clothes or make-up that 'show off their beauty'
Compete freely in sports
Enteri a cemetery
Read an uncensored fashion magazine

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The UK recognized women's right to vote in 1918, France in 1944, Switzerland in 1971.

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, November 14, 2015

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