I received the image above from Ali Alyami with the caption “Don’t they all look so much like their mother.”
I have chosen to post this picture, which some will find humorous and others will find revolting, towards stimulating dialogue on why there are such split and polar views on the image.
For a woman who has grown up in an environment that this is the way women dress and is most comfortable shielding her body from curious eyes, she would feel adrift in the sea without a life raft if she were made to change. On the other hand, there will be some women in Saudi Arabia who may prefer to have the choice to dress and go out at will.
Let’s think about it…IF the Saudi culture were to change in that women no longer had to cover and wear the abaya, how do you think Saudi culture would ultimately be changed? Would it be for the better or the worse? Would what some may view as a move forward ultimately become a major step backwards?