Saudi women allowed to attend a soccer game for the first time
Female Saudi supporters attend their teams football matchat the King Abdullah Sports City. Photo: STRINGER / AFP / Getty Images
Women in Saudi Arabia were, for the first time, allowed to attend a soccer game at a public stadium in the kingdom, according to the New York Times.
Why it matters: Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said in October he aims to return Saudi Arabia to "moderate Islam." He has allowed women to drive, and per the Times has "placed women in prominent positions they would have never held before."
- But, but, but: Women at the soccer game still had to sit in "family sections," NYT reports, which was separate from all-male sections.
- Go deeper: The race to gender equality between Iran and Saudi Arabia.