Apprentice

Saudi Sex Changes

By: Nigel Goodwin - Published: Apr 4, 2006   Updated: May 19 2011 • References: news.yahoo
If you don't like it, change it.

That's what five women in Saudi Arabia have done.

The conservative Islamic laws of Saudi Arabia place significant restrictions on women's freedoms. Women are not even allowed to drive or go to public places without male relatives.

Tired of being second-class citizens, five Saudi women underwent sex change operations abroad in the last twelve months.

Implications - Given how tough it would be to live in a society where you are treated as second-rate, you can hardly blame these women for taking matters into their own hands. Who knows, maybe this will force Saudi Arabia's government to rethink its position towards women and their rights as citizens?