Skip to comments.In Gender-Segregated Nation Saudi Arabia, Melania Trump Praises “Empowerment Of Women”
Posted on 05/21/2017 9:20:25 AM PDT by KC_Lion
During a tour of the General Electric facility in Saudi Arabias capital city, Melania Trump lauded the empowerment of women.
The First Lady said women should collaborate and make the education of their children a priority.
Check it out (per Reuters):
It is about finding the balance, she told the women, who took pictures of her with their smartphones. Later on Twitter, she wrote Enjoyed talking to the incredible women working hard @GE_Saudi service center. Great strides being made towards the empowerment of women.
Melania is joining the President on his first international tour, where they will soon finish a two-day stint in Saudi Arabia.
Prior to the GE tour, Mrs. Trump handed out books at the American International School of Riyadh.
"The school, unlike most others in the conservative kingdom, has both male and female students of different nationalities."
All of this is especially notable, as Saudi Arabia is globally known for being the most gender-segregated nation in the world.
Saudi women are required to live under the guardianship of a man, and must receive guardianship permission before participating in some activities.
The media was abuzz yesterday to see that Melania arrived in the country sans head covering, which women are expected to wear in public in the country.
There is a higher resolution Getty picture at source.
But Getty doesn't everything, this is from Twitter.
This visit may invoke the law of unintended consequences....
Or maybe not so unintended.
WOW!! What a picture!! And ALL who see it will say ....hmmmm....maybe things should change just a little.
What a wonderful First Lady! So proud of her and her beautiful representation of America for the world. She’s a wonderful mother, wife and smart lady.
Thank goodness we no longer are fed the daily pablum by the “First Mom” Michelle Obama. I hated the condescending snark along with the plethora of inane directives from that woman.
It was a wonder she didn’t remind everyone to pull their pants after wiping.
They will change just a little, then the DJTs will leave and everything will go back to “normal”. That is until the Royal haters rise up against these outrages and kill the lot, then things will go back to the 7th century ...
I’m pretty sure that the second woman from the left in your picture is Rosie O’Donnell. I can tell from the eyes.
Yes they will.
There are different ways to address an issue. You can trash-talk what is clearly wrong or you can praise moves in the right direction, even if minimalist in reality.
Both encourage change, but one is done in a positive manner.
You can’t force change from outside, but you can encourage it and praise it.
I agree and very well said DoughtyOne. :)
Note the Tata Consultancy Services reference on the poster in the background. Some of the women may well not be Saudi.
I have a $5.00 bet with my husband that women will be able to drive within a YEAR!
“The hand that rocks the cradle moves the world.”
The dress and heels she's wearing says an awful lot...."I'm free to be me is No. 1.""
Remember, a husband can beat the sh** out of you over there...and it's a right!
I like that. Sounds like two people who will win either way.
I cannot be a mountain, but I can appreciate one from a distance.
Many of these upper class women strip,off their burqas and hijabs as soon as they board flights to London or Paris
“Many of these upper class women strip,off their burqas and hijabs as soon as they board flights to London or Paris.”
As long as they don’t fly Air Arabia.
Yes, As soon as the pilot says: “We have left Saudi air space.” the parade starts to the restroom for the change. Some very nice ladies walking down the aisle to their seats.
And the men proceed to drink all of the alcohol on the plane.
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