As I sit here on this gorgeous day in February, the warm breeze blowing through my curtains, my marriage is over.I am not permitted to move back home with my daughter, not able to move on with my life, not able to work to support myself, my gender being the only thing that is limiting me.
For the longest time, women’s issues in Saudi Arabia were something I was aware of, but never concerned with, until they began to affect me.She uses blogging as an outlet for her emotions and experiences and offers an inside look at life in Saudi Arabia, as well as her personal life.As per the Black’s Law Dictionary, “Compound” means “to settle a matter by a money payment, in lieu of other liability”. TABLE Can you please tell me , IPC Sec 379 , is it compoundable? Can you please tell me , IPC Sec 379 , is it compoundable?The issues facing Saudi women seem a little more relevant to me now, a little more urgent. I am the mother of a spirited, intelligent, and talented half-Saudi girl. She will grow up a witness to the struggles of her fellow Saudi women, but I’ll not raise her to be a victim to those struggles, let her believe that she is limited, or let others tell her that her gender is the reason why she can or cannot do what she wants, say what she believes, or be who she is meant to be.Expats or not, the issues of the countries we call home are our issues too.I knew I’d need to have my husband’s permission to travel outside of the country.But that’s about all I knew, and I thought that with a positive attitude and a reliable driver, those things wouldn’t affect my life. Nothing can really prepare you for life here, especially as a woman. You can speak to women who have moved here for different reasons.When I first decided to come to Saudi to live, I was aware of certain hurdles facing the women here.I knew about the rule that said only men can drive.Whether it’s poverty, gender equality, or corruption, if you’re living there or raising a family there, they’re your issues too.We as expats have the power and the responsibility to make a positive difference in our host countries. Mandi is an American woman who grew up in the Midwest, never dreaming that her life would take her halfway around the world.