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Saudi survey: 'Flirtatious' women to blame for sexual harassment
Saudi survey: 'Flirtatious' women to blame for sexual harassment

It seems in male-dominated Muslim powerhouses, women may not be entitled to mirth. First, a top Turkish official last month reproached women for laughing in public, deeming such expressions immodest and a sign of the country's moral erosion. Now a Saudi social research center reports that 80% of people questioned in a national survey blame the scourge of sexual harassment plaguing the country on the "deliberate flirtatious behavior" of women. Feminist advocates in both countries dismissed the judgments as age-old reactions to changing social behavior and a tendency in conservative cultures to accuse the victim of provoking her mistreatment. In Turkey, Deputy Prime...