Tuesday, May 17, 2005
This photo of a women washing cars outside a shopping mall was published in Alwasat newspaper last year.
Alot of people were outraged that a 'Bahraini' woman has to resort to this kind of work for money. Its not the sort of image u'd expect to see in the 'oil-rich Gulf'.
To be fair, after the story was broken, this lady did get offered another job. I don't know how many other women work in hard-labour jobs, but I heard that many work in factories in terrible conditions too. This reminded me of one of the first posts I made 6 months ago about Bahrain's star volleyball player collecting tin cans for a living.