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Saudi Arabia holds all male women's rights conference

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  1. AroundTheWorld

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    Saudi Arabia’s laughably prestigious University of Qassim played host to one of the biggest women’s rights conferences in the Arab world in 2012. Ironically, the institution managed to hold the event without the advice or attendance of a single woman.

    Themed around the topic of “Women in Society” the conference, originally intended to be held annually at the University, is supposed to set a benchmark for tolerance and progress in the region. Delegates and speakers from more than fifteen countries showed up.

    As is to be expected from Saudi Arabia, a country with a twisted interpretation of Sharia Law, zero women attended the event. At least not in the same building as the men. Perhaps more hypocritically a woman is yet to lecture to men at a University of Qassim summit.

    The picture below was published by an Arab newspaper, Okaz, last year and surfaced again in the French-speaking press earlier today. Only two women were cited in attendance.

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    Saudi Arabia is still ranked 127th out of 136 countries for gender parity.

    http://www.konbini.com/en/lifestyle/saudi-arabia-irony/
     
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    Was embarrassing back when it happened and is still embarrassing today especially when you consider that it was only about a week ago that women were allowed to vote AND run in an election.
     
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    truly leaders of human rights
     
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    Saudi, what did you expect. Nothing new here, move on.
     
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    It's old news, I just thought it was funny.
     
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    I'm sure there were a lot of varied and different perspectives there to give input. LOL
     
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    It's sad that the country's human rights policies aren't under even more criticism.
     
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    I mean... Do they not have ANY self-awareness?
     
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    As self appointed leader of the Muslim world, I'm pretty sure they have some idea of where they're going.
     
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    LOL. This is the stupidity that is conservatism.
     
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    Wahabbism in action.
     
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    I was merely upping the ante.
     
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    what was the purpose?
     

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