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A Video Game Paves the Way for Female Drivers in Saudi Arabia

Released by Prince Fahad bin Faisal Al Saud, Saudi Girls Revolution features women fighting evil, bad guys, and traffic.

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It’s 2015, and Saudi Arabian women still aren’t allowed to drive. In the world of Saudi Arabian video games, however, things feel a little bit different. Saudi Girls Revolution, a recent game released by a Saudi Arabian prince, features eight Saudi women dressed in abayas, blasting villains, destroying cyborgs, and yes—driving cars.

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Saudi Comedians Rap About Migrant Rights

An O.T. Genasis parody song examines Saudi attitudes towards foreign workers.

You’ll recognize the beat, if not the words, to this Saudi rap video, because it’s actually a parody of the wildly popular O.T. Genasis song, “CoCo,” which is a touching ode to cocaine. But where O.T. sings, “I’m in love with my coco,” these Saudi comedians-cum-rappers sing, “I’m not afraid of my sponsor.” They’re dressed up as Pakistani and Indian migrant workers and rapping about the struggles of being a foreign worker in Saudi Arabia (in a somewhat innappropriate Indo-Pakistani accent).

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Incredible Interactive Infographic Details Detention and Deportation in the Gulf States

The information highlights the need for migrants’ rights in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Oman.

It may be difficult, when distracted by the excessive wealth and extravagant architecture of the Arab Gulf states, to remember that these modern marvels were built on the backs of millions of migrants. It is impossible to become nationalized in these countries and Gulf states’ laws function to deport and detain migrants, rather than to facilitate legal immigration. Migrant Rights, a Bahrain-based advocacy organization working to highlight the plight of migrants in the Middle East, released this incredible interactive infographic detailing the stark realities of migrants in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Oman.

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Saudis Use Photoshop to Hide Mariah Carey's Flesh

In Saudi Arabia, women are photoshopped not to attain inhuman perfection, but to become more modest.


More often than not, when we broach the topic of women getting photoshopped, the issue is that alterations make cover girls look absurdly thin or render them bizarrely absent of even the tiniest flaws (most of which should not be considered flaws in the first place). However, when Mariah Carey albums get sold in Saudi Arabia, photoshoppers opt not to make her thinner or more scantily clad, but to cover her up.

Check out Jezebel's slideshow of the silly additions to make a more modest version of the singer.

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