I knew I’d need to have my husband’s permission to travel outside of the country.
So I’m here to tell you what it’s like to be a woman in Saudi Arabia, at least from a Westerner’s point of view.
Expat women, for the most part, enjoy a much more relaxed life than the average Saudi woman.
If she is not married to a local, an expat woman is not bound by as many religious or social customs of the country, especially not while behind the walls of her compound.
Our children play, we meet for dinners, we know each other’s husbands, we gossip, and we talk about how much we miss our home countries.
For the longest time, women’s issues in Saudi Arabia were something I was aware of, but never concerned with, until they began to affect me.