About This Blog, and About Me: Susie of Arabia
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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It’s gotten better over the years, but censorship of women’s faces and exposed skin still happens in Saudi Arabia. It’s common to see women’s faces pixilated as shown here, or totally blurred out, or blacked out with marking pens, or … Continue reading
While many faces and exposed skin of women here in Saudi Arabia are scribbled over with a black marker or pixilated, images of the royal family men are proudly displayed by many businesses everywhere.
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 … Continue reading
These two boxes of hair color caught my eye in the window of a bath and beauty shop. I’ve seen many products like this with women’s faces scribbled out with big black markers, but I hadn’t really seen any censored … Continue reading
In a strict Muslim country where men actually hold paying jobs censoring books and magazines by applying black marker to photos of women showing exposed skin, I can only shake my head in disbelief when I see something like this … Continue reading
In a land where Saudi women are covered in black cloaks from head to toe because revealing the female form is obscene, and where Saudi women are not allowed to appear on television and are kept hidden away like treasures … Continue reading