Faceless Women


This is a large sign above a fancy dress shop here in Jeddah. Notice how the female models’ faces have been dealt with, and also notice the black color that has been applied to the arms, shoulders and bosom where there was just too much skin showing. I’m actually surprised that the lower arms weren’t colored in as well. Magazines, books, and product packaging with female images on them are also frequently censored in this manner here in Saudi Arabia.

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About SusieOfArabia

American woman now living in hubby's homeland of Saudi Arabia
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5 Responses to Faceless Women

  1. Sari says:

    I’m from Jeddah and I find it very offensive!

  2. Jerry M says:

    I understand the religious objection to images, but one wonders why it is just women? In this case why obscure the face but not the figure? It just doesn’t make sense at all.

  3. naz says:

    weird. why not the whole arm?

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