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Saudi Arabia: Meet the Abazons

Categories: Middle East & North Africa, Saudi Arabia, Ideas, Religion, Women & Gender

We all know who the Amazons are – but to learn more about the Abazons – Saudi Stepford Wife‘s latest post [1] is a must read. “Abazon- An abaya-clad Amazon who, as their literary counterparts in the past, threaten the masculinity of most Saudi men. As such, the typical goal of the Saudi man has been to defeat and humiliate them as a way of reasserting their own, masculine superiority,” she writes. The Abaya is a black cloak which covers the body and which is worn by Muslim women.