tv Reporter - Zainab Alkhudairi is an exceptional woman. Deutsche Welle April 21, 2018 10:15pm-10:30pm CEST
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even at the hair salon the cameraman has to stay outside. only women are allowed to film here. and yet showing footage of care is forbidden. still saudi arabia has started to change. it not a lot of money at me and i. paid the kind of thing of. the way the idea of the table my name is doctors in a year today i'm signing my novel it's about two generations share our mother and her daughter haya. it describes problems saudi women face and it's about the relationship between men and women that play at it and. that is enough first novel hajar criticizes dogmatists within her society and between different generations but only between the uk it's new york. is that if you look at the collapse.
if you are young men and women and then go here at the book fair in riyadh a place where conservative and modern world views. how much has saudi arabia changed. i was saying of science or books at several steps so. this. is. a good one. this is a cover of this radical overbetting the point in your usual complete from the. i hated it i will soon it's time to now they address it. i say no i didn't want to talk on camera about not publishing under her family name it's because not everyone in her family supports her push forth.
yes that's right what do women today have in common with those fifty years ago when i'm not with that in this book i describe how a mother felt fifty years ago and how her daughter feels now they share the same burdens. that the daughter has to suffer just as her mother did before her nothing has changed. even in the south and if you know at the end i ask whether a person can change and improve their feelings. and whether time can change how we feel. that if and and if women are to change over the course of fifty years with all the challenges they face how will that influence saudi women. if they're not men and that's got to be on the side that did it influence them at that yes it did but only if they're willing to leave their cage and the past if a woman is strong enough she can do it. just also cost you less this woman is already ahead of the curve
i'm on a high after she writes a novel stew about isolation and suicide she has decided to come here we don't have a scar. and i couldn't take off my. my skull and it was like a test told me i want to just see how i'm drove. and so i found out that with the live little house. i that's with it or not so i feel silly enough. the praise and break out of the cage that doesn't happen overnight. at first glance real it seems like a modern city but that's a facade riyadh is very conservative women are still not allowed to drive you live out your life on social media and your smart film the country wants to become more open. they are still limits regarding what can be discussed on camera. i look.
up at the. getty i don't talk about politics but i understand it well and i read a lot we can talk about change and i accept every change that benefits were in the regardless of how radical or crazy it is you see society wants you to marry to be like the rest but i don't want anything from society and that's why i am who i am today i'm in my kingdom in my house with my life in my travels my daughter to set foot in the tube into your care. cena doesn't need to do much at home she has a mate from the philippines the minimum here for the middle class she's divorced and lives here with her daughter who doesn't want to be felt. zainab says to reims joins her for breakfast. but the topic of conversation is a good thing. because i have these changes continue. that they will continue. i don't
want them to be only temporary. and i'm going. to be one of them women are already advisers in the shura council maybe later they can become junior ministers a lot going backward isn't an option women would block that they would be resistant to change will be fast and already now there are a lot of laws benefiting women it will get better. but i have said it. going in and out of the sun i wanted to set the laws are indeed changing right now . they're changing in favor of women. regarding child custody and divorce for example what. you know their arabic countries these things remain huge problems but not for us anymore and i learned. in the south how
would you react if changes that have been made were to be on done. or the. amount that are please have a better fit in with the man marking a better place in hell we have no experience with changes like these and why so it's difficult to say what would happen. maybe women would think about emigrating. others would use social media to raise awareness and build pressure those would probably be the most immediate reaction it's what. you have other than that probably not much. we don't take to the streets and protest here but a lot of our mafia. didn't actually i don't think saudi arabia has a problem with laws we have a problem with social pressure with the role models imposed upon women which starts doing childhood already and affects how girls see themselves. and so far women have seen themselves as having less value than men why don't you
know that the man is seen as the provider in the family and. yes as the boss. we need a new psychological structure for our society to make. women between euphoria and the insecurity that are broad zaineb doesn't wear a headscarf but in the kingdom she says it's a social rule. zaineb wants to escape these restrictions but she doesn't question everything. like islam. prays five times a day because she has faith. do you feel. you.
feel this is a. funny thing. she finds distraction from restrictions that surround her at the hair sun on. the camera man has to wait by the door only women are allowed in. this or. it's a modern solo but everything is behind closed doors and from women only. saying of decided she didn't want to have her hair caught on camera oh that would be indecent instead she decides on a mini cure that's. coming from the. other wives who want to protect so they are
helpless. i just you know. when to not look at the thought my daughter can decide she was raised a muslim but i let her decide why not and according to islam we should wear a headscarf. and it's about decency. that if she wants to wear a headscarf that's good but it's also not a big sin if she doesn't do it. ok the events of that. filming other customers isn't permitted even though they cover their hair in public their son requests are becoming more dealing they're asking for new cuts and more columns . zina press fall for her independence as a writer a mother and as a professor she's on the way to king solid university a university for women and men xena teaches only when the.
vehicle you get in the pilot finished a lot of. the restrictions that exist in society that apply university to destroy it that the have been bought off it was the money as soon as society becomes more liberal there will also be more freedom at the university it's so hard. what you want to have a political job but that of course i know we're not could not watch and i would serve my country and i could serve women as well. and then end up with an admission every woman should know her strengths. regardless of the field she works in in the field over the next few hours saina will feature students medical management. she had hoped to be able to show us. but again they spied having octane official permission we are forbidden to felt. change
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retrospective in gone we'll take you there. sorry and with her in new york. sixty million dollars. on freedom and whole. world i come from the region is rich in history and talent but so poor in education opportunity and freedom this makes it especially difficult for independence. i see many of the younger promising who are now making names for themselves all over the world. song might get power going some might follow some will continue. their experience of freedom sense is life experience of. your visit but your call come back to. my name if you see what i work you know but.