They can’t have the carefree, stress-free life that I enjoy because they’re too busy having careers and feeding their families.” — “Once when I was 16, I had papers I needed to print but all my brothers refused to go to the library with me, so I had to go out and print them myself.
Sometimes we go to our guy friends’ houses since we can’t invite guys over (otherwise our parents will destroy us), or a place like a private compound where non-Saudi people live, but we can enter as visitors.” — “I always wake up focused on fulfilling the requests of my son and husband.I take care of the cleanliness of the home and my family.Whether you are looking for love, making new friends, or finding old friends again, JWMatch is a great way to do just this! I wish everyone on here finds what they are looking for. I met a really nice brother after less than a month of subscribing. Without the Internet, I would’ve committed suicide.” — “I remember first realizing that men and women in Saudi Arabia couldn’t do the same things when I was in high school and my brother was allowed to go off to the states to study and live alone. My university offers a lot of trips to exciting countries, but the excuse my parents always give is: who are you going to go with?
That really sucks.” — “A lot of women talk about not being able to do the same things men can here, but I feel it’s the other way around: men my age can’t do what I do.
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He’s the decision maker in my life and decides everything for me. I will not allow my family to choose my future life partner, the person who will sleep next to me every night.
It’s enough for them to determine my fate, my clothes, my studies; they have controlled years of my teen life without anything nice to remember.
The incident (and the reaction it provoked) was a reminder of the intense restrictions that govern women’s lives there.