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Yousef Kashkash Professor.Flores ENC1101, 4817 October27, 2008 ABSTRACT Though sexism refers to beliefs and attitudes in relation to the gender of a person, such beliefs and attitudes are of a social nature and do not, normally, carry any legal consequences. Sex discrimination , on the other hand, may have legal consequences. Though what constitutes sex discrimination varies between countries, the essence is that it is an adverse action taken by one person against another person that would not have occurred had the person been of another sex. Discrimination of that nature in certain enumerated circumstances is illegal in many countries. For example, in Saudi Arabia several international organization such as United Nations Human Right Committee have issued reports critical of the Saudi legal system and its human rights record in various political, legal, and social areas, especially its severe limitations on the rights of women. The Saudi government typically dismisses such reports as being outright lies or asserts that its actions are based on its adherence to Islamic law. REFERENCES http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sex_discrimination http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saudi_Arabia HEADER Women in Saudi Arabia The Neglecting of a Woman’s Potential to Bring Out her Best Discrimination against women’s rights have been around for a very long time, if not always. From country to another the degree of discrimination towards women differs, but some countries take it to unbelievable degrees like Saudi Arabia and the other Islamic countries. In Saudi Arabia women live a style in such a way that rarely any women would ever want to have because of the very strict living style they must follow. This living style is constructed by the Islamic law and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia refuses to change it. A woman’s role in an Arabic society is to parent her children, satisfy her husband, take care of her house, and if she wanted to work, then she can only work at schools, banks in which both only serve females, and hospitals. Fields in Engineering and Aviation are rare for them. In addition, Journalism is a career which women can consider in Saudi Arabia, but with the influences of the government, families, and religion to not work makes job opportunities very difficult for them. Therefore, women seeking a career use their family to ask for special permission (Wasta) from a prince or the king to work in fields like Law, Engineering, and International Business. Therefore, people can be disadvantaged by the religion of their country ( Hoveyda 2005) . Religion, family, and government influences on women to not work are because Muslims believe
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This note was uploaded on 01/11/2011 for the course ENC 1025 taught by Professor Theil during the Spring '07 term at St. Petersburg College.

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