In many Arab countries like Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Iraq and Syria, the condition of women’s rights is a matter of great concern for women. Gender inequality and discrimination are excessive. Girls and women do not have proper rights to education, have restricted economic opportunities and legal protection, and have cultural norms that curb their freedom. The state of women in such countries is incredibly sad.
For example, under a Mexican woman’s video of herself running wearing athleisure, several Arab women commented saying it is their dream.
Arab girls comments on a TikTok of a Mexican girl running is so fucking heartbreaking. pic.twitter.com/EJMZbEi9WV
— KHALID (@khaledYousefff) September 23, 2023
“I hope to feel this feeling.”
“She is living my dream.”
“Sad how I’m not allowed to do this.”
These were the kinds of comments that were found in the comments section of the video.
This broke the hearts of several people online who expressed that one’s life can be someone else’s dream. Have a look:
I feel sick with sadness. I remember that feeling. And to this day, whenever I walk with the wind in my hair, especially if I’m walking my dog or walking hand-in-hand w my husband, I feel overcome w gratitude that I get to live my life now vs just existing and waiting for death.
— Yasmine Mohammed 🦋 ياسمين محمد (@YasMohammedxx) September 23, 2023
Your life is someone’s dream 🙁
— Akansha Jain (@Akanshajain05) September 24, 2023
hopefully one day they will know the feeling
— 🚀 XRP & Xtoadz Future Millionaire 🚀 (@Stellar52537270) September 24, 2023
The fact that this is even a conversation to be had is so sad💔
— Eric Okafor (@KneWKeeD) September 24, 2023
One of the sadder things I’ve seen in the world is a popular swimming lake in Croatia, filled with waterfalls, where a woman in an abaya sat on the shore, looking longingly at the water, while her husband happily swam
— Cristine Rice (@PstafarianPrice) September 24, 2023
I made friends with this Saudi student and always wanted to take a long walk around the capital and at first I used to think she was crazy but then she explained how freeing it was. Especially after our later classes. I often wonder about her and hope she’s doing good. Last I…
— OnThe₿lockch₳in (@MagnaMater83) September 23, 2023
In countries like Afghanistan, Iran and Saudi Arabia, women are not allowed to go outside in public on their own. They must always have a male escort or a male member of their family along with them. They are also required to cover themselves completely when in public. It is truly sad to see how things we don’t pay much importance to, like being able to go out alone for walks and runs, is a dream for many women across the world.