DUBAI, April 16: A young Saudi woman's plea for help after she was stopped in an airport in the Philippines en route to Australia where she planned to seek asylum has triggered a firestorm on social media and drawn attention to the plight of female runaways.
We tend to blame the men for women’s plight not realizing that more often than not women make it easy for the men to act up. Our culture, tradition, and society teach women to be subservient and many don’t know that there’s a way of life based on partnership, and even if they do know, rebelling is not that easy.
"One day there was a call from the US. When I picked up the phone I learnt that Michelle Obama was at the other end. I asked her if she was really the first lady of the USA. She answered 'yes'. She invited me to attend a party in the US. The phone was t hen cut off."