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Saudi Arabia Opens First Women-Only Women’s Bathroom
The facility gives women the freedom to use the toilet without a male chaperone.
Saudi Arabia’s cultural reforms are continuing to sweep across the country, taking another major step yesterday with the opening of the country’s first women-only women’s bathroom.
The bathroom in question was opened in a shopping mall in the western Red Sea port city of Jeddah, allowing women the freedom to visit the toilet without the need of an accompanying male chaperone.
A line of women queuing to use the facility soon formed, although some were reportedly later arrested for failing to provide a letter from their husband.