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Old 05-11-2008, 12:20 AM
Location: illinois
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Originally Posted by Lindsey_Mcfarren View Post
Thanks Lord Balfor, I know what you mean. If I were to go there, it would be probably only for 3 months at a time. I have a daughter but had thought about putting her in a private boarding school in the UK during this time because I would NEVER consider taking her there.

They pay really crazy money in Dubai. It would mean being on an Expatriate compound of sorts and I don't know if I would leave the compound without an escort.
Lol, take it easy. Dubai is a great city to live in, at least for a while. Your idea about living in a compound and not leaving without an escort, is at best naive.

Dubai is a metopolitan city, very diverse and free. good luck.
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Old 05-15-2008, 12:39 PM
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Stupid american woman trying to make a point, thinking that she's entitled to US style 'rights' and who is planning on mounting a 'legal challenge.' ha!

Not the first time it's happened.

Dubai is totally different, as the other posters have said.
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Old 05-15-2008, 03:02 PM
Location: MN
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Misleading thread title. She knew the law and broke it. You might not agree with all laws in every country, but you still need to follow them while there.
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Old 05-15-2008, 03:44 PM
Location: In a delirium
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The thread title is definitely misleading. I was gearing up to drop nukes on the country for banning coffee. Good thing I read further. I sure would have been peeved if I had wasted one of my last nukes on that.

In all seriousness, I really feel for the women in that country. I get enraged thinking about it, but I wouldn't want to take on that battle. Perhaps if I didn't have children for whom I was responsible, then I'd consider martyring myself. But, to take that on when you have a family that could also feel the repercussions. She's braver or dumber than me.
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Old 05-16-2008, 08:38 AM
Location: MN
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Originally Posted by fjtee View Post
She's braver or dumber than me.
My vote goes to dumber.
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Old 05-23-2008, 01:01 AM
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To the nursing lady (sorry forgot your name) go to Dubai, do your nursing, I can put you in touch with a friend of mine who is a nurse here and has her children with her and no husband Forget the compounds and security, you are perfectly safe and so would your children be. Education here is second to none better than the UK in some ways We all live in and amongst everybody else, no segregations there. Yes we have area security but that is ONLY so that the Asian workers do not steal, which results in instant deportation so very rarely happens..............I leave my front door unlocked all the time! We have no religious police but they are stepping up attire for the holiday makers mainly and over indulgient contact in malls. You would be arrested for being drunk and disorderly (as with anywhere else in the world) but you would not be arrested for being drunk. Restrictions are evident but very relaxed and would only result in a warning. I have lived here as a Brit (typical) for 4 years and not once had a problem.

In comparison is Saudi!

Yes the lady did a very stupid thing, why did she think that she could do that when laws are in place telling her strictly that she cannot? If you are trying to make a point/issue/protest about something THAT is most certainly not the way to go about it in Saudi. Unfortunately this is not constructive critisism as I do not know of a way that these laws can be relaxed against women. We must always remember though that it is our choice to live in these places and we have to accept their ways.
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Old 05-25-2008, 11:59 AM
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Saudi laws on sexes mixing may seem strange to our subjective view but then our sexual moeurs which directly contribute to huge levels of STD infection, family breakdown, abortion etc would possibly seem strange to a martian looking objectively.

It's always a matter of which angle you view things from.
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Old 05-27-2008, 04:41 AM
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You know.. It's not like she was at starbucks, trolling for some wiener. She was there WORKING, because the power at her office was down.

Those "religious police" need to remove the sticks from their butts.

Sexist pigs.

I think they strip searched her, just so they could cop a feel. That's why they're so hard on women. In a country where you can't even see a woman's face, having the authority to strip search some repressed women at a moment's notice & having the opportunity & ability to put your hands all over the random, helpless woman who you wrongfully abducted & that you know can't do anything against you, is probably some kind of perverted sexual fantasy that they get to fulfill. Or some kind of sick sexual release. I mean... There's nothing the woman can do about it, because they're "police". If I were a dude, I'd "volunteer", too..

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