A plan is underway in the Arab nation to build industrial, exclusively female cities to increase women's economic status while also maintaining the nation's gender segregation. One journalist weighs in.

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This article titled “Saudi Arabia's women-only cities are no blueprint for liberation” was written by Homa Khaleeli, for guardian.co.uk on Monday 13th August 2012 13.14 UTC

Are radical feminist separatists infiltrating Saudi Arabia's ruling elite? Have the women of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia undergone a wild revolution, read Love Your Enemy? and decided to eschew all male company to create their own political systems and free themselves from the patriarchy? I hope so, because otherwise it's hard to imagine the convoluted logic behind a decision to build all-female cities to boost women's employment.

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