Saudi Restaurants Putting Up "Women Not Allowed" Signs

"The best thing is to keep women away from restaurants unless they have a male custodian."


Mohammed was the original feminist. He was just like Bill Cosby except he didn't bother with the pills. And today's Muslim countries continue to carry on his horrible terribly legacy. And no place carries it on quite like Saudi Arabia. (via Religion of Peace)

As “Women are not allowed” signs have been spotted in front of some restaurants in the kingdom, people took to the social networks to express their displeasure or their satisfaction with the merit and implication of the unusual situation.

Saudis in posts on social networks welcomed the move, explaining that the presence of women in restaurants “caused several social issues.”

"The best thing is to keep women away from restaurants unless they have a male custodian. That way the restaurant is not shut down because of the misbehaviour of an adolescent or mentally unstable woman,” he said, local news site Al Marsad reported on Sunday.

Another blogger, Talal, said that the restaurant managers were right to protect themselves from possible social issues.

“My brother has a restaurant and he says that even though there is a section for families, there are often instances of embarrassment. Several women would come in and would speak loudly without any respect for public behaviour. He says that it is difficult for him to get them to lower their voices,” he said.

Arab Muslim men are of course notorious for not raising their voices above a whisper in public places.