Rebel women fight back by wearing western clothing in Saudi Arabia

A handful of rebel women in the Saudi Arabia have made the momentous decision to shun the obligatory abaya in a push for more social liberties. The billowy over-garment, usually all-black, is customary public wear for women in the ultra-conservative Islamic kingdom, where it is widely seen as a symbol of piety. However, a number of brave women have made the momentous change, saying: ‘No-one should force me to wear something I don’t want.’ The women face attack by religious fundamentalists but there are signs that society is very slowly changing.

Source: Rebel women fight back by wearing western clothing in Saudi Arabia | Metro News

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