Saudi King decrees: Lingerie sales are women’s work

15.06.2011                      13.Siwan, 5771 

Saudi Arabien:

Saudi King decrees: Lingerie sales are women's work

As unemployment hits 10%, new law prohibits men from selling women's clothing, attempts to create more jobs for female population.

For Fatma Qaroub, a 28-year-old personal trainer from the Saudi commercial capital of Jedda, buying lingerie has been an embarrassing affair. Every time she went shopping, she would encounter male vendors who would ask her about her measurements, her preferred style and whether she was married or single. 
Qaroub was fed-up. So she started a Facebook page titled "Enough embarrassment," which quickly garnered 11,000 supporters. Other women initiated campaigns to boycott Saudi women’s clothing shops that employed men only….