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Young Saudis, Bound by Conservative Strictures, Find Freedom on Their Phones – NYTimes.com

LessThunk comment: Having recently spent half a year in Saudi, I can confirm that culturally it is very different. The banking professionals I was working alongside, all co-operated happily in the same team, though the Saudi females were veiled at all times and had desks in a separate section on the same floor. The exit corridors and elevators were shared, though I was advised not to enter a lift stopping for me, if it already carried a lone female; safer to just wait for the next one, as any cultural mishap or misunderstanding could carry serious penalties.

After a short time I got quite accustomed to these ways; and soon realised that women relied heavily on elegant eye make-up and expensive shoes & bracelets as a safe form of self-expression, though I never commented upon this directly to anyone whilst still in the Kingdom. With such limited outlet for safe social interaction, it is no surprise that people welcome technological connection..

Young Saudis, Bound by Conservative Strictures, Find Freedom on Their Phones – NYTimes.com

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