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Re: Stupid, stupid, Saudi men!

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I'm curious as to why this thread is allowed, but "Arrogant Arabs" was deleted. Not that I saw the thread in question, but it does seem odd where the line is drawn, sometimes.
I would guess because this is more specific in direction and subject. The more specific you are, the further away from prejudice and racism you get.
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Old 09.10.2014, 14:04
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1. You will find a lot of people all over the world wearing English, German or Brazilian jerseys... Saudi Arabian football? Probably even less popular than North Korean.

2. It's the UAE - that's where Saudis go on the weekend to have a party while being religious bigots from Monday to Friday. I'd expect half the stadium to be full of Saudis actually...
the rest rooms on the King Fahd Causeway have more half-naked men than all of the locker rooms in the world put together, as Saudi men scramble to get out of their robes and into their blue jeans on the way into Bahrain. every time I have to go to Saudi, I stop on the Causeway to kiss the ground, Bahrain is hardly NYC but after a week or two in Saudi it is better than even Disneyworld.
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Old 09.10.2014, 14:11
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it is better than even Disneyworld.
... and unlike Disneyworld, there aren't any arrogant Ara... oh, hang on...
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2. It's the UAE - that's where Saudis go on the weekend to have a party while being religious bigots from Monday to Friday. I'd expect half the stadium to be full of Saudis actually...
The debauchery of going to the football whilst wearing abaya and niqab...really
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He's one of those 'I'm not racist but....*insert racist comment*'
You're right. It's only one or two Saudi men who act and think like this.

The rest are closet feminists.
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Re: Stupid, stupid, Saudi men!

Wonder if this guy will have something to say about it:
http://www.nbcnews.com/news/other/sa...eo-f8C11483557
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You're right. It's only one or two Saudi men who act and think like this.

The rest are closet feminists.
Where did I say or imply that?
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Where did I say or imply that?
You didn't say it. I just did.
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Old 09.10.2014, 15:51
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You're right. It's only one or two Saudi men who act and think like this.

The rest are closet feminists.
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Old 09.10.2014, 16:03
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You're right. It's only one or two Saudi men who act and think like this.

The rest are closet feminists.
Wait a second.... maybe they are feminists. Maybe they just have a different take of what and how a female should be. It just looks backwards and twisted from our perspective, that's all.

Mind you, some say use to clobber them over the head, carry them over our shoulders, take them home for cooking, cleaning and sex.

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Re: Stupid, stupid, Saudi men!

And when did women get the vote here?
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Old 09.10.2014, 16:24
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And when did women get the vote here?
Two wrongs don't make a right?
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Re: Stupid, stupid, Saudi men!

Is there a picture where they have to pull up their veils to drink their beers?
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Re: Stupid, stupid, Saudi men!

Every Saudi worker has pic. like this one in his tool box good thing is there are no saudi worker or saudi tool boxes
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Is there a picture where they have to pull up their veils to drink their beers?
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You didn't say it. I just did.
So what was I right about? Sbrinz being a dirty old racist?

That's a fact don't need agreement from tom for that!
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So what was I right about? Sbrinz being a dirty old racist?

That's a fact don't need agreement from tom for that!
despite the fact that they consider themselves to be above the rest of the Arab and Muslim world, the Saudis are not a race.
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despite the fact that they consider themselves to be above the rest of the Arab and Muslim world, the Saudis are not a race.
Why do people keeping putting words in my mouth?
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#BBCtrending: The female football fan causing outrage in Saudi Arabia

When are these IDIOTS going to reach the 20th century?

http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-trending-29527556
In my opinion, what you are writing is, to a certain extent part of the problem.

These men are not stupid. They are not idiots and they are not doing this because they believe in the subjugation of women. By making this into an intellectual problem, it avoids the reality of the situation that there are highly intelligent men and women who think that this type of expectation of the role of women is normal.

Until the root cause of the problem is tackled - i.e. cultural attitudes towards the role of women in Saudi Arabia - nothing much will change. Until more individuals from countries with different viewpoints interact with Saudi men and women with these entrenched views, then little will change.

However, having previously lived in the Gulf for six years, I cannot see that ever happening. It is almost impossible to meet "locals" and talk to them openly. The chances of that happening in Saudi, with its restrictions on travel and meeting people who are not members of your immediate family are even slimmer.

It is a pretty depressing thought when one realises that women in 7th Century in Saudi Arabia had more rights than women living in Saudi Arabia today.
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Old 09.10.2014, 17:40
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Until more individuals from countries with different viewpoints interact with Saudi men and women with these entrenched views, then little will change.
In a way, the hashtag and this thread is viewpoint interaction, in a social media sense. Is it so bad?
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