Here in Saudi Arabia, the sexes are strictly segregated. Almost all restaurants have a separate entrance and eating area for families, and another entrance and eating area for men who are unaccompanied by women. All the weddings I have been to have been attended by women only – the men have their own spearate affair, often on a completely different day and location. Young men are restricted from entering many malls here in Saudi Arabia unless they are accompanied by female family members. This is a sign in a mall parking lot. My opinion is that this strict segregation of the sexes is carried to such an extreme here that it causes many men (and maybe even some women) to be obsessed with sex all the time. A fellow blogger here in KSA, a young Saudi woman named Omaima Al Najjar, recently wrote about a frightening experience she had when the religious police swarmed down on her and accused her of immoral behavior by having a clandestine meeting with an unrelated man.
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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, is KSA's 2nd largest city and is located on its west coast, right on the Red Sea. I moved here in 2007 with my Saudi hubby. This journal reflects the things that I see here, life through my eyes, my lens.
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