I received a lucrative job offer in the Saudi stock market for remaining silent, says Saudi activist
Danah Almayouf, sought asylum in America in 2016.
Danah Al-Mayouf, a Saudi photographer and activist, and a former student studying in the United States on Saudi scholarship says she never spoke up in fear of losing her job.
As Danah gained prominence in the United States, she received two strange offers: an e-mail with a lucrative job in the Saudi stock market, if she silenced herself and another a Saudi citizen offering her a photography job, adding in his message that there was a case open against her and she'd be deported.
Looking back, Al-Mayouf thinks the whole thing was a trap.
Danah says: “I fell in love with freedom, and I didn't want to go back.”
“Basically, we have been taught that we're less than men, and men are supposed to marry not only one wife, but four, and we should be fine with it, and all these poisonous ideas. We learn them in school. So that's why I'm angry.”
Danah advocates for women’s rights right now because she thinks it is wrong to teach young girls that they're less than men.
When asked if she thinks that there's been an attempt to lure her back home, Al-Mayouf replied yes and she believes the Saudi government is behind the scene.
Al-Mayouf says that the Saudi government simple hates seeing people talking. “It's like their worst nightmare to see people talking, especially women.”
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