Front page of the Arab Times today reported on a new fatwa to be issued in Saudi Arabia that would forbid women from taking jobs as cashiers in stores and MSN news announced the fatwa includes vendor jobs too. To discourage men and women from being in close proximity and attracted to each other. Which denies women even more job opportunities. How long before women are just forbidden to go shopping all together or enter any areas where men maybe? Ludicrous!
Time to move out of the Dark Ages and the Inquisitions. Religious oppression didn’t work back then either; even with racks, torture and hellfire.