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Monday, November 14, 2011

Saudi Arabia bans women health workers from wearing jeans, gold jewelry

Al Quds al Arabi reports that there are new restrictions on what Saudi women in healthcare are allowed to wear.

The new restrictions include jeans, tight clothing, gold accessories, any clothing with writing or logos, nail polish,  and makeup powder.

No restrictions on men's clothing were announced.

There have been stories lately about how Saudi Arabia is liberalizing its attitudes towards women. It may be true, but it looks like for every step forward there is also a step back.