The attitudes of the Saudi society towards the divorced women are always influenced by the dominant role of men in the society. Even within their families the women are blamed for their marriage failures. The married women in Saudi are expected to blindly obey and follow the orders of their husbands. The Saudi men are enjoying absolute power in the married life and this leads to the violation of their fundamental human rights for women. A divorced woman in Saudi Arabia loses the custody of her child over age six. In effect, the women who are victims of sexual abuses can not take up the case because they will have to produce four witnesses. The testimony of a woman, in the court will have only the half value of that of a man.
(Women’s Rights in Saudi Arabia).
Being born in Saudi Arabia, an Islamic country, I experienced the restrictions of social and individual freedom that characterize religious fundamentalism. All aspects of life in Saudi Arabia is affected by Religion. In Saudi Arabia women are treated as second class citizen, by the patriarchal rules and norms of the society influenced by the majority Sunni Muslims’ conservative interpretation of Islam. (Gender Equality in Saudi Arabia).
Important socialization experiences: I am sure about the influential role of my family and society in shaping my personal culture. But along with such factors my personal experiences and perception of social life and human values also influenced my personal culture. My childhood experiences are related to the close observation of status and bitter experiences of women in our society. My emotional and moral development was affected by the family as well as social environment. My emotional and moral growth was supported by the love my mother. My mental integrity and maturity was made possible as a result of my understanding of her feelings. Because of these developments I was able to face the life courageously. My father is dead and mother is alone at...