Master Thesis at Saudi Islamic University: Women Working As Cashiers is Human Trafficking

Saudi religious conservatives have repeatedly resisted government plans to allow women to work in many fields under the pretext that it would facilitate gender mixing. But a master thesis at Imam Muhammad ibn Saud Islamic University is now taking it a step further, calling women work at jobs like cashiers, receptionists and flight attendants a form of human trafficking, according to a report published in al-Hayat daily Monday. The master thesis by graduate student Muhammad al-Bugumi argues, according to the newspaper, that such jobs objectify women and therefor they are haram because that is a form of human trafficking.