Prince Mohammed bin Salman has said that women should choose for themselves whether they want to wear black robes and face coverings. Although his remarks could signify a big step for women’s rights, there was one catch.
Saudi Arabia’s religiously conservative rules constraining the actions and attire of women are showing signs of possibly relaxing. In an interview with US broadcaster CBS on Sunday night, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said women should be able to choose what they wear.
“The laws are very clear and stipulated in the laws of Sharia [Islamic law]: that women wear decent, respectful clothing, like men,” Prince Mohammed said in an interview with the CBS’ show “60 Minutes.” Continue reading