Strict censorship is alive and well here in Saudi Arabia. Morality of the citizens here is of the utmost importance and measures are in place to ensure that people behave impeccably, although despite all the enforcement efforts, sometimes people fall short. Pork in any form is prohibited, and so is pornography. Photos of women in books, magazines, and product packaging are routinely censored with black markers if any skin is showing and sometimes pages are just ripped right out. Sometimes the black marker is just scribbled across the woman’s image, like in the photo above which is a package for a maternity support belt. Other times, the censor is much more careful about coloring in the parts of the woman’s body that are objectionable. You can see what I mean on a post about censorship in Saudi Arabia on my other blog, Susie’s Big Adventure, that I wrote not too long ago.