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COLUMNISTS
Badria al-Bishr
Badria al-Bishr

Dr. Badria al-Bishr is a multi-award-winning Saudi columnist and novelist. A PhD graduate from the American University of Beirut, and an alumnus of the U.S. State Department International Visitor program. Her columns put emphasis on women and social issues in Saudi Arabia. She currently lectures at King Saud University's Department of Social Studies.

COLUMNISTS
Badria al-Bishr
Badria al-Bishr

Dr. Badria al-Bishr is a multi-award-winning Saudi columnist and novelist. A PhD graduate from the American University of Beirut, and an alumnus of the U.S. State Department International Visitor program. Her columns put emphasis on women and social issues in Saudi Arabia. She currently lectures at King Saud University's Department of Social Studies.

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Why should we defend ‘hypocritical’ Saudi clerics?

Thursday, 22 May 2014

A recording of a preacher dating a young girl and engaging in an obscene conversation with her ...

Terrorists and their corrupted religious message

Thursday, 15 May 2014

“I abducted them, and I will sell them in the market according to God’s sharia,” ...

Exposing the Saudi fatwa on travel to ‘lands of the infidels’

Wednesday, 07 May 2014

I woke up this morning with the intention to avoid talking about the bacteria of extremism which ...

In Saudi Arabia, domestic violence fine gets laughs

Sunday, 20 April 2014

A debate erupted among Saudis after the ministry of social affairs issued a decision to penalize men ...

Saudi youths live out their lives online

Sunday, 13 April 2014

I remember at the beginning of the 1980s, we had neighbors whose father wouldn’t let them have ...

Listening to your logic to shun fanatical fatwas

Friday, 28 February 2014

When cars were first introduced to Saudi Arabia as modernization began with King Abulaziz, people ...

One Saudi woman’s death brings into question the value of life

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

A female studying for her Master's degree in the Social Studies department at Saudi Arabia's King ...

Unraveling an absent part of Syria’s history

Friday, 27 December 2013

“King of the Sands” is a recently-released movie by famous Syrian director Najdat Anzour ...

What the Saudi religious police truly lacks

Sunday, 22 December 2013

A news article published in Saudi Arabia’s Okaz newspaper reported that the police recently ...

When domestic violence strikes in Saudi Arabia

Friday, 06 December 2013

When commenting on a piece of news stating that young harassers have been detained in Saudi Arabia, ...

Dubai deserves to win Expo 2020

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

On our way to dinner, my Emirati friend appeared worried and asked me to pray that Dubai wins the ...

When daily life in Saudi Arabia comes to a standstill

Friday, 15 November 2013

Imagine waking up one day to find that essential services are no longer functioning because the ...

Saudi women who want to drive aren’t ‘wasting your time’

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

The issue of “Women behind the wheel” has found its way to the forefront of domestic ...

The ups and downs of Saudi women drivers

Sunday, 22 September 2013

When the Saudi religious police announced that its officers will not arrest women driving cars ...

Why Saudi children ‘shouldn’t mingle’

Saturday, 14 September 2013

The Saudi Ministry of Education has issued a strict warning stating the following: “It’s ...

Tyrants don’t fall on their own

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Do you accept the killing of 50,000 men in five days, or even in two years? It seems that this is ...

Will Whatsapp live on in Saudi Arabia?

Wednesday, 07 August 2013

You cannot begin to understand a society unless you live in it. But Saudi Arabia society, like all ...

Saudi Arabia now has a new working class

Thursday, 01 August 2013

The minute a Saudi citizen wrote on Twitter complaining that "salaries alone are no longer ...

Is Angela Merkel lost in translation?

Sunday, 21 July 2013

No, Germany’s Angela Merkel hasn’t spoken Arabic, at least yet, but it was interesting ...

Are women their own worst enemy?

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

“Women are their own worst enemy,” is one of the easiest expressions circulated without ...

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