The glass ceiling for Saudi Arabia women begins to crack

saudi_arabian_womenAthlete Sarah Attar appears to have shattered some very thick glass ceilings when she became the first Saudi Arabia woman to appear in an Olympics in London last year.

Her debut may have been inauspicious in its sporting achievement, but ‘the Kingdom’ has since been forced to loosen its appalling treatment of women. Simple actions such as driving a car were banned for women, but a recent diktat has told Members of the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice in Saudi Arabia (religious police) not to arrest women for doing so. Continue reading