Saudi Women Boycott Lingerie Shops

saudiwomen.jpgIt would be bizarre in any country to find that its lingerie shops are staffed entirely by men.

But in Saudi Arabia - an ultra-conservative nation where unmarried men and women cannot even be alone in a room together if they are not related - it is strange in the extreme. Women, forced to negotiate their most intimate of purchases with male strangers, call the situation appalling and are demanding the system be changed.

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By By Stephanie Hancock
BBC News, Jeddah

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