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Regarding Saudis on Student Visas

Reader comment on item: Homaidan Ali Al-Turki, Colorado Slave-holder

Submitted by GK (United States), Jun 25, 2010 at 16:05

In the article, "Sweet Desert" takes issue with Saudis on student visas in the US. I have long held that there is something undemocratic about the way student visas are awarded to Saudis -- they almost always go to Saudi men. This has to stop ... we cannot support Saudi treatment of women as 2nd class people, and if we truly wanted to foster a better Saudi attitude toward women, we should push very aggressively for affrimative action toward Saudi women in the realm of student visas. If 2 of every 3 (or 3 of 4) Saudi student visas HAD to be awarded to Saudi women, to compensate for the eons of unequal awards, it might result in a generation of Saudi women who would return to Saudi Arabia and tell their sisters about their experiences. It's worth pushing for, isn't it?

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