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Saudi Arabian Women's Sports Chip Away at Stereotypes

One of the richest countries in the Middle East, Saudi Arabia is, in many ways, as advanced as any place on Earth in terms of infrastructure and modern conveniences. But activists say the kingdom has a long way to go in terms of women’s rights. In Jeddah, they say that by encouraging women and girls to play basketball and other sports, they chip away at the image of Saudi women as virtually silent members of their society. “We played in the United States, Malaysia, in Jordan and the...

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