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Saudi men claim women are stalking and harassing them at the workplace. Makkah’s Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice is looking into the complaints.
July 5, 2009 9:00 by Ibtisam Sheqdar
Albar warned that some women behave like this to satisfy their sense of femininity and quench their desire to be wanted, but would stop at a certain point and not cross certain boundaries. “These types of women are usually unpredictable. They may respond and all of a sudden change their minds,” he added.
Albar talked about women with “psychopathic personalities” who want to break all social and religious barriers, and do anything they can to subjugate men who refuse to succumb to their temptations.
He also spoke of women with “extrovert personalities “who” flirt with men but, at the same time, do not go to extremes.” “Women with excessive symptoms of extroversion should be treated at specialized hospitals,” he added.
Albar asked men who are harassed at work to conduct themselves in a gentlemanly fashion. He asked them not to give their harassers advice as this may lead to unnecessary problems. “Be careful and get yourself out of the situation gently,” he advised.
Sheikh Ahmed bin Jasim Al Ghamdi, chairman of the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice in Makkah, said his organization has received a few cases of men complaining of being harassed by women at their workplaces. He said the commission investigates such cases and takes necessary action. “We use our available means to investigate these cases. When we have enough evidence, we take the necessary action against anyone who resort to harassment, regardless of gender,” he added.
First seen in Arab News.