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Your kidding about the last picture, right? For a pro-women's rights organisation, to stage such a prestigious event in a country where there are practically no women's rights is a joke.

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I'm surprised they didn't make Caro put the veil over her head.

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The last picture is really sad
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Why sad? It's their belief and proud culture. Why be sad?

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Why sad? It's their belief and proud culture. Why be sad?
who's belief? these women are forced to wear this whether they want to or not.
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I actually luv Doha. The place and the stadium are great. I wish to go there some day if i hit the lottery

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Your kidding about the last picture, right? For a pro-women's rights organisation, to stage such a prestigious event in a country where there are practically no women's rights is a joke.
That's specifically why its such a great place to stage an event

Placing an event such as this in a USA doesn't nearly have as much effect for women's rights.

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Don't feel sorry for them. I believe the dress code is in the Qur'an. I don't feel sorry for Jewish people having to eat Kosher, it's in the Torah, it's their religious law.

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Don't feel sorry for them. I believe the dress code is in the Qur'an. I don't feel sorry for Jewish people having to eat Kosher, it's in the Torah, it's their religious law.
this is beyond one's personal religious belief. If they don't obey the dress code they are endangering their life.
people are forcing them to wear it, not god.
It's NOT A CHOICE for them
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Your kidding about the last picture, right? For a pro-women's rights organisation, to stage such a prestigious event in a country where there are practically no women's rights is a joke.
Not kidding at all. For one thing I appreciate traditional cultures and seeing a Western woman sitting with, and getting tips from, a Arabic carpet weaver rocks. On what you call "rights" (because women there have many rights, they're just different from the ones you like) cross-cultural interaction will only help.
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That's specifically why its such a great place to stage an event

Placing an event such as this in a USA doesn't nearly have as much effect for women's rights.
Thanks for that.
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The last picture is really sad
Sad? ??? NIMO. It's her tradition and her beliefs which are as valid as yours, mine or anyone else.
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Yeah, awesome pics.....
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WTA Tour Tournaments (and especially the big and important ones) should not held where women's rights are trampled under foot.
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