They are never considered independent and never expected to act on their own.They grow up under the authority of the father and the brother until they get married off to a man to take care of them.Many of those adult Tunisian women who you will encounter might be very successful professionally and autonomous financially.Nevertheless, they are far from being treated as equal human beings with a full mental capacity.While alcohol and extramarital sex are prohibited in Islam for both men and women, it is still widely unacceptable for women to do the same.One of my classmates in high school told me that her mother said to her that a girl should be preserved because she is fragile like an egg and pure like milk.
Don't be fooled by the appearances of the modern-looking educated Tunisian women.
How long does it take for the new values in legislation and public debates to sink into the general public's consciousness?
An anonymous Tunisian writer describes the difference between the democratic progress achieved in his homeland of Tunisia and the actual situation faced by half of the country's population—women.
Do not be fooled by the tight jeans and the uncovered hair and know that it sucks to be a woman in Tunisia.
Women in Tunisia are still considered subordinates to their male family members.