Al-Watan newspaper have been on a roll with their cartoons recently.
Man: black is the king of colors, and a sign of modesty.
Woman: ok, so why don’t you and your son wear the king of colors?
Misyar wife? Done
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Very funny! Thanks for translating them for us foreigners.
Love the ironies of living in Saudi sometimes :)
A reflection of the current problem of our society, perpetrated by our clerical establishment.
Why should a nurse — an honorable and skilled profession — be viewed as disgraceful, while a misyaar wife is desirable?
And, should such a distorted set of values be truly supported by those who truly follow the Rasulullah?
Except a Misyar wife isn’t seen as desirable and many clerics are trying to have it banned.
Great socio-political cartoons! Thanks for sharing them and for the translations.
I Love It!!
I have seen many Saudi nurses but the only one you can really blame on the conservatives is Saleswomen.
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Ouch.. the 2nd cartoon is quite painful. More opportunities should exist for women as well as men to fulfil their careers.
cool blog btw :)
Great cartoons, so ironic hahaha
Hè, hè, hè, on both cartoons
I don’t get that twitter comment, what ever can be hilarious about that filmclip?
Thanks for the translation. Is a misyar wife really what wikipedia says it is? I have to tell you, if you suggested that in the US, the entire religious right would collapse in shock. (They’d probably like the idea, but they’d still be pretty shocked.)
It’s a legal loophole used to justify extra-marital relationships and since it fulfills all the legal requirements, scholars are scrambling to find a legal way to ban it.
like a kick in the nut >_<
Amazin strips!Thank you very much for the translation! :)
What’s a misyaar wife? Is it to do with the idea of “temporary marriage”?
i didnt understand the second one
hi Noga and Lirun.. miysar is a temporary “marriage” that’s not legit actually that allows a man to have sex with a “prostitute” or a woman who is “available” .. usually divorced women .. u know.. virginity issues etc.
it’s quite disgusting actually. they have this in iran too. and surely other places as well.
great cartoons..reflecting the life in saudi
i really sometimes wish i was born somewhere else where there’s respect toward females, or even a little bit of freedom or lets say some JUSTICE toward FEMALES!!!
i believe that ksa is taking baby steps, actually smaller steps than babies ones, it might actually be smaller than ants steps and thats just a SHAME!
i would personally do what ever i want and would’t care what people think or say if its what i really want to do, Because life is a one time experience!
Haaaaaaaa! Loved ’em!
Why black? Muslims during Prophet (saw) time were wearing white, also they had a white flag. Green is a flag of al Saud tribe. Aisha’s favorite colours were red and yellow.( yemani cotton). There was no dye to colour cotton in black anyway. How do they explain dressing women in black now?
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