Saudi Vogue devotes its June to women «pioneer». For it carries its cover woman at the wheel just the month that women's veto rises to drive in the country.
Vogue Arabia wanted honor «pioneer women» and he has made it clear putting in portada a woman at the wheel. The protagonist of the cover is the princess Hayfa bint Abdullah Al Saud photographed by Boo George.
Other Saudi women appear within the number como Manal al-Sharif, an activist for the rights of women and suffered imprisonment after challenging the veto; the model Shanina Shaik, First Saudi woman to walk for Victoria's Secret; Ahd Kamel, the first Saudi actress to appear on Netflix and Saja Kamal, soccer player trying to establish the first women's team kingdom. Under the idea of «open road» a new generation of women who have something to say.
This June – From the day 24 – A new law comes into force in Saudi Arabiaallow women to drive, es the last country that vetoed this capacity women. ¡yes friends! ¡En 2018! There were still countries that do not allow women to drive, that we should be aware as feminism is not only fair, ¡but also necessary!
As confirmed by various means, this cover with a woman behind the wheel, with a heel and a bit of pelo peeking out from under her abaya It could have caused a stir until very recently in the country. «In our country, There conservatives fear of change. For many, It is all they have known. Personally, I support these changes with great enthusiasm. It is easy to comment on other companies and think that one is superior, but the West must remember that each country is unique and unique. We have strengths and weaknesses, but anyway it is our culture and it is better to try to understand that judge«, Princess said Hayfa.
Media have explained that the cover has been widely applauded but has also been criticized that consider header «He has missed the opportunity to give visibility to less privileged women princess and that they have «played life» to fight after their rights».
I believe that in this case, although the cover is led by a celebrity that certainly is what makes the «call effect» in the kiosk, Vogue Arabia fulfills its role not only bet on the style, but also by «the lives of its readers» in this strategy that combines claim, celebration and beauty.