To say that Dubai (more specifically the UAE) has no women’s rights is a sentence so preposterous, it’s almost laughable.
To the ignorant who doesn’t know any better, we drive here, and no, we don’t have to cover up.
The newest generation of women in our country are not only respected but they’re hella empowered and feel safe and secured.
We aren’t saying Dubai is perfect, no city is! But the UAE’s commitment towards women’s rights is definitely praise-worthy.
- The UAE Cabinet recently approved a bill that guarantees equal pay for men and women in the workforce
- Female employees in the public sector are entitled to a three-month maternity leave
- 23 percent of the total ministers in the new cabinet are women
- The participation of women in the UAE Cabinet is amongst the highest in the world
- The UAE passed a law in 2012 calling for mandatory female representation on all boards of government corporations and bodies, becoming the first Arab country to implement such a progressive law
So, naturally, when a dude on Twitter said that ‘Dubai has everything but women’s rights,” women came out in full force to school the guy and make him regret this flippant remark.
The tweet that started the DRAMA
Dubai has everything but women’s rights https://t.co/12xbmVIrbQ
— reyg (@glorutoo) October 14, 2018
“Don’t you dare, son”
don’t even dare son. i’ve lived in the uae for 18 years with ultimate respect, wore whatever i wanted, went wherever i wanted and had hella fun. one of the safest countries in the world for us women. don’t care if this is a joke but don’t speak out of ignorance, thank you https://t.co/ygJYZf4mV6
— Pariya SG (@Pariyasgg) October 17, 2018
Ignorance is not always a bliss
Says the person who’s never been to Dubai..
— stephanie. (@stephanief_xoxo) October 18, 2018
Do u even know where Dubai is?
— k (@khawlaala_) October 18, 2018
Only for attention?
Good question. I think he said this only for attention.
— Keish (@keishlovewins) October 18, 2018
The UAE is one of the safest countries for women
Mess with a woman in Dubai and you’ll get locked up lol. They have the upmost respect for women. Providing services to make EVERYTHING easy for women.
— @isha (@Zzeidanxo) October 18, 2018
I left my office in Dubai at 10 pm yesterday and walked the half a km empty stretch to the metro station and didn’t once think I should walk faster or look behind me. In Delhi, at that hour, it would be ‘asking for trouble’. Safety is also a woman’s right.
— Nivriti Butalia (@butniv) October 19, 2018
This is legit the most ignorant thing I’ve seen today.
— Anita Tamarapreye Fiyepade (@anitapreye) October 18, 2018
Dubai cares about its women
Bruh you’ve never been to Dubai before and you talk like you live in MY country. You know nothing about Dubai. Dubai STRONGLY cares about Women’s rights and there are multiple laws for protecting women. I suggest you stop running your mouth or you’ll get done up yo????????
— ّ (@Fwtima) October 19, 2018
Where do you get your info from, sir?
Where do you get your information??!
— ويرد (@mtarlight) October 18, 2018
RIP his mentions… however, he brought this upon himself!