Apparently five women in conservative Saudi Arabia underwent sex change surgery abroad because they were sick of their male dominated and repressive society. Well, good on them, if that’s what they need to do.
What I find particularly interesting is the response of the authorities: they graciously don’t arrest these ‘offenders’ and are worried about needing to fill a ‘legal vacuum’:
The newspaper quoted a senior cleric as saying the authorities have to fill what he described as a legal vacuum by issuing laws against sex change operations.
An interior ministry official told al Watan such cases are examined by religious authorities, and sometimes by psychologists, but those who undergo sex change are never arrested.
[Via Reuters .]