The case prompted Egyptian-American journalist Mona Eltahawy to comment "What kind of God would punish a woman for rape? Comparing Religions. The government under King Abdullah was regarded as moderately progressive. Women are generally discouraged from using public transport. The Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman allowed women in every part of Saudi society to practice and ask for their rights. Among non-mahram men, women must cover the parts of the body that are awrah not meant to be exposed.
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Oral sex Both giving and receiving head came up as a top fantasy in one study. Critics say the reform was far too slow, and often more symbolic than substantive. Five hundred Saudi women attended a lecture in Riyadh that did not support loosening traditional gender roles and restrictions. Mashael al-Eissa, an Internet writer, opposed reforms on the grounds that Saudi Arabia is the closest thing to an "ideal and pure Islamic nation," and under threat from "imported Western values.
One of the students who took part in the poll commented: There is someone who cares about her; and a woman needs nothing as long as there is a man who loves her and meets her needs; as for the current campaigns calling for women's driving, they are not reasonable. Female driving is a matter of fun and amusement, let us be reasonable and thank God so much for the welfare we live in.
Saudi women supportive of traditional gender roles many of them well educated, "sometimes downright aggressive" and including "award-winning scientists, writers and college professors"  have in the past insisted on the position that loosening the ban on women driving and working with men is part of an onslaught of Westernized ideas to weaken Islam and that Saudi Arabia is uniquely in need of conservative values because it is the center of Islam.
Journalist Maha Akeel, a frequent critic of her government's restrictions on women, states that Westerner critics do not understand Saudi. We want things according to what Islam says. Look at our history, our role models. Bradley , Western pressure for broadened rights is counterproductive, particularly pressure from the United States, given the "intense anti-American sentiment in Saudi Arabia after September Under Saudi law, all females must have a male guardian wali , typically a father, brother, husband or uncle mahram.
Girls and women are forbidden from traveling, conducting official business, or undergoing certain medical procedures without permission from their male guardians. The guardian has duties to, and rights over, the woman in many aspects of civic life. A United Nations Special Rapporteur report states:. The system is said to emanate from social conventions, including the importance of protecting women, and from religious precepts on travel and marriage, although these requirements were arguably confined to particular situations.
The official law, if not the custom, requiring a guardian's permission for a woman to seek employment was repealed in In , the Saudi Arabian government implemented a new policy to help with enforcement on the traveling restrictions for women. Under this new policy, Saudi Arabian men receive a text message on their mobile phones whenever a woman under their custody leaves the country, even if she is traveling with her guardian.
Saudi Arabian feminist activist Manal al-Sharif commented that "[t]his is technology used to serve backwardness in order to keep women imprisoned.
Video Of Women NudeA situation where a male guardian wali is thought to have abused his power to approve his daughter's marriage for personal gain is a case were a father married off his eight-year-old daughter to a year-old man to have his debts forgiven.
Guardianship requirements are not written law. They are applied according to the customs and understanding of particular officials and institutions hospitals, police stations, banks, etc. Official transactions and grievances initiated by women are often abandoned because officers, or the women themselves, believe they need authorization from the woman's guardian.
Officials may demand the presence of a guardian if a woman cannot show an ID card or is fully covered. These conditions make complaints against the guardians themselves extremely difficult. The petition defended the status quo and requested punishment for activists demanding "equality between men and women, [and] mingling between men and women in mixed environments.
It allows men to track women allow or prohibit women to travel through airports. In , Saudis filed the first petition to end male guardianship, signed by over 14, people; women's rights supporter Aziza Al-Yousef delivered it in person to the Saudi royal court. Liberal activists reject guardianship, loving or not, as demeaning to women. They object to being treated like "subordinates" and "children.
In a case, a father vetoed several of his daughter's attempts to marry outside their tribe, and sent her to a mental institution as punishment. The kindness comes from pity, from lack of respect. The ownership of a woman is passed from one man to another.
Ownership of the woman is passed from the father or the brother to another man, the husband. The woman is merely a piece of merchandise, which is passed over to someone else—her guardian Ultimately, I think women are greatly feared. When I compare the Saudi man with other Arab men, I can say that the Saudi is the only man who could not compete with the woman. He could not compete, so what did he do with her?
The woman has capabilities. When women study, they compete with the men for jobs. All jobs are open to men. You do not feel any competition If you do not face competition from the Saudi woman All positions and jobs are reserved for you. Therefore, you are a spoiled and self-indulged man.
The absurdity of the guardianship system, according to Huwaider, is shown by what would happen if she tried to remarry: The Saudi government has approved international and domestic declarations regarding women's rights, and insists that there is no law of male guardianship. Officially, it maintains that international agreements are applied in the courts.
International organizations and NGOs are skeptical. It was announced in May that King Salman had passed an order allowing women to obtain government services such as education and health care without the need of permission from a guardian.
Katherine Clark and Rep. Carolyn Maloney , who called the app a "patriarchal weapon". Every year, more than 1, women try to flee Saudi Arabia, excluding cases which are unrecorded due to family-shaming. Text alerts, sent by the Saudi authorities, enable many guardians to catch women before they actually escape. Male guardianship is closely related to namus or " sharaf " in a Bedouin context , roughly translated as "honor.
The namus of a male includes the protection of the females in his family. He provides for them, and in turn the women's honor sometimes called " ird " reflects on him. Namus is a common feature of many different patriarchal societies. Since the namus of a male guardian is affected by that of the women under his care, he is expected to control their behavior.
If their honor is lost, in the eyes of the community he has lost control of them. Threats to chastity , in particular, are threats to the namus of the male guardian. Namus is associated with honor killing. If a man loses namus because of a woman in his family, he may attempt to cleanse his honor by punishing her.
In extreme cases, the punishment can be death. The suspicion alone of a woman's wrongdoing can be enough for her to be subject to violence in the name of honour. In , a young woman was murdered by her father for chatting with a man on Facebook. The case attracted a lot of media attention.
Conservatives called for the government to ban Facebook, because it incites lust and causes social strife by encouraging gender mingling. A hijab is a traditional Islamic norm whereby women are required "to draw their outer garments around them when they go out or are among men " and dress in a modest manner.
Among non-mahram men, women must cover the parts of the body that are awrah not meant to be exposed. In much of Islam, a women's face is not considered awrah. In Saudi Arabia and some other Arab states, all of the body is considered awrah except the hands and eyes. Accordingly, most women are expected to wear the hijab head covering , a full black cloak called an abaya , and a face-veil called niqab.
Many historians and Islamic scholars hold that the custom, if not requirement, of the veil predates Islam in parts of the region. They argue that the Quran was interpreted to require the veil as part of adapting it to tribal traditions. Traditionally, women's clothing must not reveal anything about her body. It is supposed to be thick, opaque, and loose.
It should not resemble the clothing of men or non-Muslims. The strictness of the dress code varies by region. In Jeddah, for example, many women go out with their faces uncovered; Riyadh however, is more conservative. Some shops sell designer abaya that have elements such as flared sleeves or a tighter form. Fashionable abaya come in colors other than black, and may be decorated with patterns and glitter.
According to one designer, abaya are "no longer just abayas. Today, they reflect a woman's taste and personality. Although the dress code is often regarded in the West as a highly visible symbol of oppression, Saudi women place the dress code low on the list of priorities for reform or leave it off entirely.
She calls the niqab "trivial": People lose sight of the bigger issues like jobs and education. That's the issue of women's rights, not the meaningless things like passing legislation in France or Quebec to ban the burqa Non-Saudis presume to know what's best for Saudis, like Saudis should modernize and join the 21st century or that Saudi women need to be free of the veil and abaya And by freeing Saudi women, the West really means they want us to be just like them, running around in short skirts, nightclubbing and abandoning our religion and culture.
Some women say they want to wear a veil. They cite Islamic piety, pride in family traditions, and less sexual harassment from male colleagues. For many women, the dress code is a part of the right to modesty that Islam guarantees women. Some also perceive attempts at reform as anti-Islamic intrusion by Westerners. Faiza al-Obaidi, a biology professor, said: In , a woman became the first female anchor to appear on Saudi state television without a headscarf.
In , a woman was arrested for appearing in a viral video dressed in a short skirt and halter top walking around an ancient fort in Ushayqir. She was released following an international outcry. Although she did not wear a crop top and short skirt, she was still arrested. Sexual segregation which keeps wives, sisters and daughters from contact with stranger men, follows from the extreme concern for female purity and family honour.
Social events are largely predicated on the separation of men and women; the mixing of non-kin men and women at parties or the like is extremely rare and limited to some of the modernist Western-educated families. Most Saudi homes have one entrance for men and another for women.
For non-related males to enter the female sections of a Saudi home is a violation of family honour. The Arab word for the secluded section of the house is harim which means at once 'forbidden' and 'sacred'. Private space is associated with women while the public space, such as the living room, is reserved for men.
Traditional house designs also use high walls, compartmentalized inner rooms, and curtains to protect the family and particularly women from the public. Moreover, sex segregation is expected in public. In restaurants, banks and other public places in Saudi Arabia, women are required to enter and exit through special doors.
Non-mahram women and men must minimize social interaction. Companies traditionally have been expected to create all-female areas if they hire women. Public transportation is segregated. Public places such as beaches and amusement parks are also segregated, sometimes by time, so that men and women attend at different hours.
Segregation is particularly strict in restaurants, since eating requires removal of the veil. Most restaurants in Saudi Arabia have "family" and "bachelor" sections, the latter for unmarried men or men without a family to accompany. Women or men with their families have to sit in the family section.
In the families section, diners are usually seated in separate rooms or behind screens and curtains. Waiters are expected to give time for women to cover up before entering, although this practice is not always followed. Restaurants typically bar entrance to women who come without their husbands or mahram, although if they are allowed in, it will be to the family section.
Women are barred from waitressing, except at a few women-only restaurants. Western companies often enforce Saudi religious regulations in restaurants, which has prompted some Western activists to criticise those companies. McDonald's , Pizza Hut , Starbucks , and other US firms, for instance, maintain segregated eating zones in their restaurants.
The facilities in the families' section are usually lower in quality. Exceptions to segregation rules sometimes include hospitals, medical colleges, and banks. The number of mixed-gender workplaces has increased since King Abdullah was crowned, although they are still not common. As a practical matter, gender mixing is fairly common in parts of daily life.
Women customarily take taxis driven by men. Many households have maids, who mix with the unrelated men of the households. The opening of the first co-educational university in caused a debate over segregation. A prominent cleric argued that segregation cannot be grounded in Sharia. He suggested those who advocate it are hypocrites: Mixing was part of normal life for the Ummah Muslim world and its societies Those who prohibit the mixing of the genders actually live it in their real lives, which is an objectionable contradiction as every fair-minded Muslim should follow Shariah judgments without excess or negligence.
In many Muslim houses—even those of Muslims who say mixing is haram forbidden —you can find female servants working around unrelated males. In Khamisa Mohammad Sawadi, a year-old woman, was sentenced to 40 lashes and imprisonment for allowing a man to deliver bread to her directly in her home. Sawadi, a non-citizen, was deported. In , a clerical adviser to the Royal court and Ministry of Justice issued a fatwa suggesting that women should provide breast milk to their employed drivers thereby making them relatives a concept known as Rada.
The fatwa was ridiculed by women campaigners. As part of its reform drive, the kingdom lifted the prohibition of women entering sports stadiums. Women were previously barred by rules of segregation in public. The women were segregated from the male-only sections, and were seated in the "family section". Despite allowing women to enter sports stadium, they are still not allowed to swim publicly or compete in any sports.
Moreover, Saudi women cannot try on clothes while shopping. There are certain limitations to women doing business in the KSA. Although now able to drive motor vehicles, women are still required to have men swear for them in a court of law. As real estate investor Loulwa al-Saidan complained,.
For me to go to any government agency or to the court to buy or sell property, as a woman I am obligated to bring two men as witnesses to testify to my identity, and four male witnesses to testify that the first two are credible witnesses, and actually know me. Where is any woman going to find six men to go with her to the court?! It's hard for me to get my legal rights According to the International Labour Organization , Saudi women constitute When foreign expatriate workers are included in the total, the percentage of working Saudi women drops further to 6.
The Saudi delegation to the United Nations International Women's Year conference in Mexico City in and the Decade for women conference in Nairobi in , was made up entirely of men. Employment for women has a number of restrictions under Saudi law and culture. According to the Saudi Labor Minister Dr. Ghazi Al-Qusaibi speaking in We will also make sure that the [woman's] job will not interfere with her work at home with her family, or with her eternal duty of raising her children A woman's work must also be deemed suitable for the female physique and mentality.
Women are allowed to work only in capacities in which they can serve women exclusively; there must be no contact or interaction with the opposite gender. Most working women, however, out of necessity and practicality travel to work without a male relative and are alone with a driver. Consequently, until , women worked only as doctors, nurses, teachers, women's banks, or in a few other special situations where they had contact only with women.
Almost all of these women had college and graduate degrees, and were employed either in schools, where men were not permitted to teach girls; or in hospitals, because conservative families prefer that female doctors and nurse treat their wives, sisters, and daughters. Women's banks were an innovation allowed in to give women a place to put their money without having to have any contact with men.
The banks employ women exclusively for every position except for the guards posted at the door to see that no men enter by mistake. While the Labor Minister Al-Qusaibi stressed the need for women to stay at home he also stated that "there is no option but to start [finding] jobs for the millions of women" in Saudi Arabia. Many Saudi women also disliked discussing the subject of their undergarments with male shop clerks.
However, the move met opposition from within the ministry and from conservative Saudis,  who argued the presence of women outside the home encouraged ikhtilat , and that according to their interpretation of Sharia, a woman's work outside the house is against her fitrah natural state. The few shops that employed women were "quickly closed by the religious police " aka Hai'i.
The decrees came at "the height of the Arab Spring " and were "widely interpreted" by activists as an attempt to preempt "pro-democracy protests. In , the Ministry and the Hai'a leadership met to negotiate new terms. In November , religious police signed a letter stating that female employment was causing such a drastic increase in instances of ikhtilat , that "their job was becoming impossible.
When women do work jobs also held by men, they often find it difficult to break into full-time work with employee benefits like allowances, health insurance and social security. According to a report in the Saudi Gazette , an employer told a female reporter that her health insurance coverage did not include care for childbirth, but that of a male employee included such coverage for his wife.
Saudi women are now seen developing professional careers as doctors, teachers and even business leaders, a process described by in by ABC News as "painfully slow. Salwa Al-Hazzaa , head of the ophthalmology department at King Faisal Specialist Hospital in Riyadh  and Lubna Olayan , named by Forbes and Time as one of the world's most influential businesswomen.
Some "firsts" in Saudi women's employment occurred in , when the Kingdom registered its first female trainee lawyer Arwa al-Hujaili ,  its first female lawyer to be granted an official license from its Ministry of Justice Bayan Mahmoud Al-Zahran ,  and the first female Saudi police officer Ayat Bakhreeba. Bakhreeba earned her master's degree in public law from the Dubai police academy and is the first police woman to obtain a degree from the high-level security institute.
Saudi Arabia opened some non-combat military jobs to women in February Saudi Arabia's recent move to allow women to join its internal security forces is the latest in a series of reforms enacted by Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman to advance the rights of women in the conservative Gulf kingdom. Allowing women to have greater visibility both in the armed forces and in other sectors not only promises to help diversify the economy, but could also help shift popular gender perceptions more broadly.
The quality of education is lower for females than males. Curricula and textbooks are updated less frequently, and teachers tend to be less qualified. At the higher levels, males have better research facilities. One of the official educational policies is to promote "belief in the One God, Islam as the way of life, and Muhammad as God's Messenger.
Saudi women often specify education as the most important area for women's rights reform. Public education in Saudi Arabia is sex-segregated at all levels, and in general females and males do not attend the same school. Moreover, men are forbidden from teaching or working at girls' schools and women are not allowed to teach at boys' schools.
Religious belief about gender roles and the perception that education is more relevant for men has resulted in fewer educational opportunities for women. The tradition of sex segregation in professional life is used to justify restricting women's fields of study. Traditionally, women have been excluded from studying engineering, pharmacy , architecture, and law. Saudi women can also study any subject they wish while abroad.
Customs of male guardianship and purdah curtail women's ability to study abroad. Women are encouraged to study for service industries or social sciences. Education, medicine, public administration, natural sciences, social sciences, and Islamic studies are deemed appropriate for women. The King Abdullah University of Science and Technology , which opened in September , is Saudi Arabia's first coeducational campus where men and women study alongside each other.
Women attend classes with men, drive on campus, and are not required to veil themselves. Classes are taught in English. The opening of the university caused public debate. Addressing the issue, Sheikh Ahmad Qassim Al-Ghamdi, chief of the Makkah region's mutaween, claimed that gender segregation has no basis in Sharia, or Islamic law, and has been incorrectly applied in the Saudi judicial system.
Al-Ghamdi said that hadith , the teachings of the Prophet Muhammad, makes no references to gender segregation, and mixing is therefore permitted under Sharia. There were many calls for and rumors of his dismissal. Technology is a central part of higher education for women.
Many women's colleges use distance education from home to compensate for women's poor access to transportation. Since there are few female lecturers, some universities use videoconferencing to have male professors teach female students without face-to-face contact.
Child marriage hinders the cause of women's education, because traditional responsibilities and child-bearing are too burdensome. The drop-out rate of girls increases around puberty, as they drop out of school upon marriage. In , the king appointed Norah al-Faiz a deputy minister for women's education, the first female cabinet-level official. Saudi Arabia was one of the few countries in the Olympics without a female delegation—although female athletes do exist.
In June , the Saudi Arabian Embassy in London announced that female athletes would compete in the Olympics in in London, England for the first time. In , the Saudi government sanctioned sports for girls in private schools for the first time. In their article, "Saudi Arabia to let women into sports stadiums," Emanuella Grinberg and Jonny Hallam explain how the conservative Saudi adhere to the strictest interpretation of Sunni in the world.
Under their guardianship system, women can not travel or play sports without permission from their male guardians. Some of these strict rules in Saudi Arabia have started to change. The Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman allowed women in every part of Saudi society to practice and ask for their rights. Nevertheless, one of the biggest changes in the Saudi community is in women's sports, with Mohammed bin Salman allowing and supporting women playing sports inside and outside their schools, and allowing women to attend stadiums.
In September , women were allowed to enter King Fahd Stadium for the first time, for a celebration commemorating the Kingdom's 87th anniversary. They were seated in a specific section for families. Though welcomed by many, the move drew backlash from conservatives holding on to the country's strict gender segregation rules.
Women must show the signed permission from a mahram close male relative—husband, son, father, uncle or grandson before she is free to travel, even inside Saudi Arabia. Many of the laws controlling women apply to citizens of other countries who are relatives of Saudi men. For example, the following women require a male guardian's permission to leave the country: Foreign-citizen women married to Saudi men, adult foreign-citizen women who are the unmarried daughters of Saudi fathers, and foreign-citizen boys under the age of 21 with a Saudi father.
In , Saudi women were first allowed to ride bicycles, although only around parks and other "recreational areas. Until June , women were not allowed to drive in Saudi Arabia, the only country in the world at the time with such a restriction. Salman's orders gave responsible departments 30 days to prepare reports for implementation of this, with the target of removing the ban on women's drivers licenses by June Saudi Arabia has had no written ban on women driving, but Saudi law requires citizens to use a locally issued license while in the country.
Such licenses had not been issued to women, making it effectively illegal for women to drive. Allowing women to drive was tolerated in rural areas,  due to a combination of need, "because their families' survival depends on it," and that the mutaween "can't effectively patrol" remote areas, according to one Saudi native; although as of , mutaween were clamping down on this freedom.
Critics rejected the ban on driving on the grounds that: On 6 November , 47 Saudi women, with valid licenses issued in other countries, drove the streets of Riyadh in protest of the ban on Saudi women drivers. They were released after their male guardians signed statements that they would not drive again, but thousands of leaflets with their names and their husbands' names — with "whores" and "pimps" scrawled next to them — circulated around the city.
The women were suspended from jobs, had their passports confiscated, and were told not to speak to the press. About a year after the protest, they returned to work and recovered their passports, but they were kept under surveillance and passed over for promotions. In , advocates for the right of women to drive in Saudi Arabia collected about 1, signatures, hoping to persuade King Abdullah to lift the ban, but they were unsuccessful.
King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia said that he thought women would drive when the society was ready for it: I believe strongly in the rights of women. My mother is a woman. My sister is a woman. My daughter is a woman. My wife is a woman. I believe the day will come when women will drive. In fact if you look at the areas of Saudi Arabia, the desert, and in the rural areas, you will find that women do drive.
The issue will require patience. In time I believe that it will be possible. I believe that patience is a virtue. On International Women's Day , the Saudi feminist activist Wajeha al-Huwaider posted a YouTube video of herself driving in a rural area where it is tolerated , and requesting a universal right for women to drive.
She commented: And I hope that every woman that remains fighting for her rights receives them soon. Skepticism was very common about possible change in Saudi Arabia's deeply religious and patriarchal society, where many believed that allowing women the right to drive could lead to Western-style openness and an erosion of traditional values.
In September , a woman from Jeddah was sentenced to ten lashes by whip for driving a car. Previously when women were found driving they would normally be questioned and let go after they signed a pledge not to drive again. Women are generally discouraged from using public transport. It is technically forbidden, but unenforced, for women to take taxis or hire private drivers, as it results in khalwa illegal mixing with a non- mahram man.
Where it is allowed, they must use a separate entrance and sit in a back section reserved for women;  however, the bus companies with the widest coverage in Riyadh and Jeddah do not allow women at all. In early , the government began considering a proposal to create a nationwide women-only bus system.
Activists are divided on the proposal; whereas some say it will reduce sexual harassment and transportation expenses, while facilitating women entering the workforce, others criticize it as an escape from the real issue of recognizing women's right to drive. Starting in , ride-hailing company Careem started business in Saudi Arabia, with Uber arriving in the country in Women account for four-fifths of passengers for these ride-hailing companies.
The Saudi government has also supported these initiatives as a means of reducing unemployment and in its Vision initiative, has invested equity in both companies. Ride-hailing has improved mobility for women and also promoted employment participation among them with its improved transport flexibility. Saudi Arabia is a monarchy, with a Consultative Assembly shura of lawmakers appointed by the king.
Prior to a September announcement by King Abdullah only men 30 years of age and older could serve as lawmakers. According to his September announcement, women can now be appointed to the Consultative Assembly. In three women were named as deputy chairpersons of three committees. Women could not vote or run for office in the country's first municipal elections in many decades, in , nor in They campaigned for the right to do so in the municipal elections, attempting unsuccessfully to register as voters.
Women are allowed to hold position on boards of chambers of commerce. In , two women were elected to the board of the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry. There is one woman in a cabinet-level position as deputy minister for women's education who was appointed in February In court, the testimony of one man equals that of two women.
Lot offers his two virgin daughters to be raped instead: He is recorded as saying: Allowing one's daughters to be sexually assaulted by multiple rapists appears to be treated as a minor transgression, because of the low status of the young women. More details on Genesis A man could simultaneously keep numerous concubines.
These were sexual partners of an even lower status than a wife was. As implied in this verse she could be dismissed when no longer needed: Sarah is recorded as saying: Cast out this bondwoman and her son: In Exodus 1: This is perhaps the most misogynistic pair of chapters in the Bible.
A number of verses describe a woman as the property of her father. At marriage, her ownership was transferred to her new husband: Exodus They were not a hired butler and maid. The tenth commandment forbids coveting your neighbor's house, wife, male slave female slave, animals or anything else that the neighbor owns. The wife is clearly regarded as equivalent to a piece of property.
If his master have given him a wife, and she have born him sons or daughters; the wife and her children shall be her master's, and he shall go out by himself. There is no indication that women were consulted during this type of transaction. After serving six years, he would leave, but his wife and children would remain slaves of the slaveowner.
Again, there is no indication that the woman was consulted on this arrangement. Even though a male slave is automatically given his freedom after 6 years, a female slave remained a slave forever. The first seventeen verses of Exodus 22 deal with restitution in case of stealing, or damage to, a person's property.
Verses 16 and 17 deal with the case of a man who seduces a virgin. This was viewed as a property offense against the woman's father. The woman was expected to marry the seducer. If her father refused to transfer ownership of his daughter to the seducer, the latter was required to required to pay money to her father.
The money would be in compensation for the damage to the father's property - his daughter. It would be difficult for a non-virgin to marry. If the woman has a miscarriage because of the blow, the man is punished as the husband decides and must pay a fine for their act - not to the woman, but to her husband, presumably because he has been deprived of a child.
The woman had no involvement. This book deals mainly with the duties of the priesthood, the Levites. Women were not allowed to become priests. Leviticus If the baby is a girl, the mother is unclean for 14 days. But if she bear a maid child, then she shall be unclean two weeks To give birth to a girl is twice as polluting as is giving birth to a boy.
In Leviticus If a man has an affair with an unmarried woman, the act is not considered adultery. Married men were free to visit prostitutes. A man who committed adultery did not commit a wrongful act against his own wife, but rather against his male neighbor. Numbers 3: Numbers 5: A priest prepared a potion composed of holy water mixed with sweepings from the floor of the tabernacle.
He proclaimed a curse over the potion and required the woman to drink it. If she were guilty, she would suffer greatly. The passage says that her abdomen would swell and her thighs waste away. There is no similar magical test for husbands suspecting of having an affair with another woman. One interesting aspect to this passage is that if the woman happened to be pregnant, then swelling of her abdomen and wasting away of her thighs would probably induce an abortion as an unintended side effect of this procedure.
No concern is expressed in the passage about the death of the embryo or fetus; the life of the unborn appears to be unimportant. In Numbers If a man dies, his son inherits the estate; his daughter gets nothing. Only if there is no son, will his daughter inherit. If there are no children, then the estate is given to the man's brothers; his sister s get nothing.
If he had no brother, the estate goes to his nearest male relative. If a man die, and have no son, then ye shall cause his inheritance to pass unto his daughter. And if he have no daughter, then ye shall give his inheritance unto his brethren. And if he have no brethren, then ye shall give his inheritance unto his father's brethren.
And if his father have no brethren, then ye shall give his inheritance unto his kinsman that is next to him of his family Numbers 30 describes that a vow taken by a man is binding.
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