A role model for every woman, and should send a message to every female leader that acquiescing to Islamist demands need not be done. May refused, btw, even though her own government suggested she wear the headscarf. She also wore slacks! Worth noting both Michelle Obama and Condoleezza Rice also refused to wear the head scarf when visiting Saudi Arabia.
British Prime Minister Theresa May, turned heads on Tuesday when she arrived in Saudi Arabia without wearing a headscarf – reportedly bucking the advice of her own government.
The photos showed May’s ankles and wrists were covered. However, The Telegraph noted her outfit did not completely comply with Foreign Office guidelines: “Women should wear conservative, loose-fitting clothes as well as a full length cloak (abaya) and a headscarf.”
There is no law in Saudi Arabia forcing foreign visitors to wear a headscarf, the newspaper reported.
The Prime Minister was not the first woman leader to visit this country without a headscarf. Former First Lady Michelle Obama and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice both left their heads uncovered.
There has been some comment on Twitter that she should worry about the Saudis respecting her. On the contrary. The Saudis should be worried about her, and the Western world, respecting them.