Raddatz slams Saudi record on women’s rights.


ABC News correspondent Martha Raddatz notes that while covering President Bush’s trip in Saudi Arabia, she was barred from “the hotel gym” at “an American-owned Marriott” in the country because she is “a woman”:

bushbike.jpg I respect other cultures and am a seasoned traveler in the Mideast. […]

But this is the first time in decades I was made to feel like a second-class citizen, and it is not a pleasant feeling.

Of course, my experience of being turned away at the hotel gym pales in comparison to the suffering of many Saudi women. […]

But I wondered how President Bush, a self-avowed exercise fanatic, would feel if he were turned away from a gym.