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    Thumbs down TranSAUDIARABIA

    I heard that arab women grew beards anyway...

    "Mon Apr 3, 11:05 AM ET
    RIYADH (Reuters) - Tired of playing second fiddle to men in conservative Saudi Arabia, five women decided if you can't beat them, join them.

    Al Watan newspaper said the five women underwent sex change surgery abroad over the past 12 months after they developed a "psychological complex" due to male domination.

    Women in Saudi Arabia, which adopts an austere interpretation of Islam, are not allowed to drive or even go to public places unaccompanied by a male relative.

    The newspaper quoted a senior cleric as saying the authorities have to fill what he described as a legal vacuum by issuing laws against sex change operations.

    An interior ministry official told al Watan such cases are examined by religious authorities, and sometimes by psychologists, but those who undergo sex change are never arrested"

    A sucker is born every NY minute.

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    Working rage-aholic
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    a rocky planet with one moon
    Read "House of Bush, House of Saud," by Craig Unger. The Saudi's can do no wrong...
    Why are homely people discriminated against...we're the majority

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    Textbook Compares Housewives to Donkeys

    While women have made significant strides around the world, there is still a lot more to go. This article appeared on CBS news' website yesterday:

    Textbook Compares Housewives to Donkeys
    NEW DELHI, Apr. 4, 2006

    (AP) A textbook used in western India compares housewives to donkeys _ and concludes that the pack animals make more loyal companions, a newspaper reported Tuesday.

    "A donkey is like a housewife," declares the Hindi language primer approved by the state of Rajasthan, according to The Times of India newspaper. "It has to toil all day and, like her, may even have to give up food and water."

    "In fact, the donkey is a shade better," continues the text meant for 14-year-olds, "for while the housewife may sometimes complain and walk off to her parents' home, you'll never catch the donkey being disloyal to his master."

    The book, reportedly used in Rajasthani schools, has sparked protests from the women's wing of the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party, which controls the state government and approved the text, the Times reported.

    Rajasthan is known to be one of India's most traditional states, where conservative attitudes toward women predominate, and state education officials said the comparison was meant to be funny, nothing more.

    "The comparison was made in good humor," state education official A.R. Khan was quoted as saying.

    He added, however, that "protests have been taken note of and the board is in the process of removing" the reference.

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