In 2017, why is nudity still taboo? | London Evening Standard

You may have read about that young woman who was arrested in Saudi Arabia earlier this week for walking around an ancient village in a mini-skirt. You were probably shocked and appalled. You may have also read the good news that ‘Model Khulood’ was subsequently released without charge.

You probably thought, like me, that it was a massive step forward for a country where women are still not allowed to drive a car, or go out without a full-body robe and a headscarf, or go about their business without a male guardian. So we should applaud this tentative step into... I was going to say the 21st century but much of Saudi’s sharia law is rooted in the 6th century teachings of the Prophet Muhammad, so there’s still a long way to go.