Women Banned from Starbucks in Saudi Arabia

Women Banned from Starbucks in Saudi Arabia February 3, 2016

HK_Starbucks_Coffee_in_Caine_Road

A Starbucks located in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia has recently banned all women from entering their cafe. This ban has been enforced by the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice. In Saudi Arabia it’s common to see restaurants with segregated seating based on gender, but now some places are banning women completely!

A Starbucks representative has claimed that this ban occurred because of recent customer “stampedes” that broke a wooden wall in their building. The wooden wall previously divided men and women and it turned out that it was actually not destroyed during stampedes, but from renovation.

The Riyadh Starbucks also said they are working on fixing the wall quickly so they can serve all customers again. My question is why do they have to segregate based off gender in the first place?


Featured image from Wikipedia

"Thanks for listening Chuck! Social psych is in an interesting place right now. I do ..."

The Trouble With Tribalism
"When all else fails, cook up a conspiracy theory."

Why I’m Supporting Andrew Yang For ..."
"Thanks for the podcast, Matthew.The social psychology discussed here seems to be tentative, timid and ..."

The Trouble With Tribalism
"What is "Equal work" or "Non Equal" work is defined by people who are strongly ..."

Why I’m Supporting Andrew Yang For ..."

Browse Our Archives

Follow Us!


TRENDING AT PATHEOS Nonreligious
What Are Your Thoughts?leave a comment