to be born as a woman? I often times wonder so. It doesn't matter where you are born; as you grow up you will realize that you cannot go out anytime to anywhere (because if you do you're bringing rape to yourself; good girls don't wander out the house at night!!); you would find it very hard to find any idols - watch tv and you see men are the sports personalities and CEO's, watch movies or cartoons and all the main characters will be males in 99% of them and the sole female will be there to be rescued by a man(it was no exception this time as I watched Ice Age II; the She-Mammoth was rescued by the He-Mammoth! ), read books (especially if you are a child, immersed in children-literatures) and hallelujah, the beautiful girl is waiting to be rescued by her father, brother or the handsome prince. This doesn't mean that books or movies don't exist that show the female characters in positive lightings; you just have to work really hard to find them.
As you grow older, you have to struggle and prove yourself twice worthy at each and every step - go for a career in math, astrophysics and computer science and people will wonder what a woman doing in these fields; go to any electronic or computer stores or to a car-mechanic and the employees there will treat you condescendingly while you can teach each and every one of them right from the managerial level how those electronic gadgets work, the science behind them, the mathematical formulas that drive them!! Striving to become a CEO one day? Be ready to give up marriage, family life and don't even dare to become a mother (unless of course you happen to be born in Norway or some of those Scandinavian countries); hammer out this last point that you hate babies and are ready to wring their necks if you happen to be a young woman appearing for a job interview for industries and service sectors. Interested in women sports? Well, you definitely then need a multi-millionaire prince to travel around the globe to witness women in actions or to get digital or paid tv-channels to watch their games ; otherwise, you will be in a tough luck to watch/read/hear anything remotely related to womens sports (unless of course it happens to be Tennis or Olympics) in any media.
So, it is no wonder that these 5 Saudi women decided to change their sex . Is that solution? I think not and hope not. We will be accepting defeat if we follow that path. Only solution is struggle, struggle and struggle...fight, fight and fight, and get united and support each other with the hope that our granddaughters and great-granddaughters will inherit a much better society to live.