When a Chinese company manufactured a line of women’s T-shirts with the words “For Hire” on them, Al-Watan published its disapproval at their availability in Riyadh stores.
At first, Al-Watan’s comment was on point when they described the T-shirt as “One more way to disrespect women.” But then they featured opinions against the T-shirt:
“The truth this is very unfortunate,” Kattan, a Saudi citizen commented, “what is left is just adding the price on the T-shirt as well, where is the control from the authorities? These women probably don’t know what it means.”
Saad Osaimi attributed that to “The ignorance of some citizens in English, plus that the spread of these situations is because of the absence of the concerned authorities and the absence of censorship on the market.”
The more interesting point is the almost unquestionable assumption that most women buying this T-shirt won’t know what the words mean. Al-Watan’s male commenters must think the female consumers of Riyadh (where the shirt was stocked) must be very poor English students.