Saudi women can now vote; but cannot change channels

Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah on Sunday granted women the right to vote and even run in the next municipal elections. The bad news is that Saudi women are still light years away from controlling the 'domestic' remote in their homes.

Humor Unplugged’s Saudi correspondent has learnt that the Saudi monarch has clearly said no to a proposal to let women watch channels they want to. Women in Saudi are not allowed to change channels without express permission from a male member of the family. According to our sources, a divided Majlis Al-Shura, (a council that advises the royals on public policy) approached the king with a half-hearted proposal to let women decide what they want to watch. Abdullah however shot the proposal saying he had 345 wives on last count and if each one were to decide what to watch, his home would turn into “Mulayam Singh Yadav’s wrestling ring” – the only difference being that the contestants would be women.
Majlis Al-Shura
“The king (god bless his goats, gophers and goatee) has shot down the ill-fated proposal made by the Shura. Women can vote and even join us in the Shura but changing channels is simply out of question. We have to evolve some more for that to happen and I don’t see things changing in the near future. Besides when I hear what my friends in other parts of the world go through I indeed feel privileged. My friend who is in a live-in relationship in India does not even remember the logo of National Geographic Channel. All he remembers is watching what his partner wants to watch. He has in fact lost certain vital motor functions in his palm needed to change channels. So we don’t want that to happen here in Saudi,” a conservative member of the Shura told Humor Unplugged over a Skype chat.      
Opinion on the streets in Riyadh  is equally reflective of the confusion that exists in the Shura. While a few of the men were open to women controlling their idiotboxes, others dismissed the idea as unrealistic. 

Ladies and Gentlemen, this is Humor Unplugged's 800th post - dedicated specially to all Humor League members here and on FB. Biiiig thanks also to everyone who's supported this blog with comments, feedback and wishes..:)  


Raji said…
Good one. 800, yeah? Congrats! Being humorous is seriously hard:)
Hey Raji :) thanks yaar...fully agree on the humor part :)
Mishi said…
wow Bloggy! 800!!! what do you take in breakfast huh?;p

and changing the channels is really a domestic issue..even My Father and Brother beg us to let them watch their I guess the Saudi Women should consider the vote power enough for now;p
hahha :D Mishu :)) i can almost imagine you sitting in the TV room and remotely controlling the proceedings on your TV set :)) Maybe the girls in Saudi can look upto you for inspiration :))))
Mishi said…
hehehehe yeah and I doubt I can get killed for this someday;p
they better not mishu...if they even think of doing something to harm you we will pass a binding fatwa against them ;))
Saru Singhal said…
Congratulations Dear, hope to see you for many many years...And, this one is hilarious...:) :) :)

thanks a ton appreciate your comments and wishes...:) god bless you...with more reasons to write:)))
Chintan said…
So not true :P

Not all women rule the remote bud... :P

But seriously, 300+ does that man survive? blue pill?

:) this is just what the Saudi women have to go through yaa :) am sure the story would be quite different in your home :))))
meme camus said…
Nice post... !!!! :)
meme camus said…
Nice post!!! how is in your home??? :) Greetings from Colombia!!!! :)

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