Friday, December 30, 2011

“What’s In a Name”, A Project By Saudi Artist Manal Al Dowayan


Manal Al Dowayan

“We will not allow the Saudi woman’s name to be erased, replaced, nor become a source of shame.”

The ”What’s In a Name” project was developed to highlight the unique social attitudes towards women’s names in Saudi society. Men find it offensive to mention the names of the women in their lives and women also hide their identity so as not to offend the other members of her family. This is a custom occurring solely in Saudi Arabia and has no historical or religious foundation.

Princess Amira al-Taweel



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