Sweden’s “Feminist Foreign Policy” Ends with Apology to Saudi Arabia

Feminism, as usual, ends at the Muslim line.

…Sweden’s government announced a “feminist” foreign policy when it took power in September.

Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstroem criticized policies affecting women, who cannot drive cars and need permission from a male guardian for many decisions.

The response from Arab nations was swift. Wallström’s invitation to address a meeting of the Arab League in Cairo on March 9 was canceled. In protest, Saudi Arabia and the UAE recalled their ambassadors from Sweden. Moreover, Saudi Arabia notified Sweden that it has stopped issuing business visas to Swedish nationals and companies, a move that Sweden fears other Arab states will follow…

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