The Independent reports:
"Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah has told the country's newspapers to stop publishing pictures of women as they could lead young men astray.
The move surprised some observers as the absolute monarch has sought to portray himself as a quiet reformer since taking the throne last year in the ultraconservative country."
As the article also discloses:
"The authorities indefinitely postponed a move to replace male shop assistants with women at lingerie shops. The proposal, offered as evidence of progress on women's rights, has been quietly shelved amid claims that shopowners need more time to manage the transition."
Forget about womens' lib! It looks like Saudi woman - and men - have quite a way to go to catch up to that page 3 girl in Rupert Murdoch's English newspaper.... Read the full article here.