A prominent Saudi female activist and writer has defended women for getting more selective in marriage, saying they no longer see local men as their only choice.
Samar Al Muqren criticised Saudi men who treat unmarried women with disrespect, stressing that many local women have become spinsters of their own choice because they refuse to have “stupid” husbands.
Writing on her Twitter page, she said that Saudi women now look at marriage as a means to achieve a stable and safe family life.
“Some members of the Saudi society still look at local women who are not married with pity although most of them have chosen this because they could not find the suitable man.
“They simply preferred to remain spinster over having a stupid husband,” she said, according to ‘Sada’ Arabic language daily.
“Saudi women now live in an open world, where Saudi men are no longer their sole choice.
“Women now read, write, search and interact with other people from many nationalities directly and through social networks.
“The world has drastically changed and the Saudi women have also changed.”