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Saudi Arabia Lingerie Stores to Begin Hiring Women

Stockbyte/Thinkstock (DUBAI) -- Though traditionally a man's job, women will soon be able to sell lingerie in Saudi Arabia.

Saudi King Abdullah has ordered government officials to make way for women-only sales associate policies in Lingerie shops by the end of this month, after a failed attempt in 2006.

Women in Saudi Arabia have long complained about the awkwardness of being forced to buy their intimate apparel exclusively from men, so this comes as a relief to many.

It is also part of a larger move to combat rising unemployment which is estimated to be around 11 percent, however many women are still skeptical about the timeliness and enforcement of this effort.  

Three different boutique managers have already said that their stores will soon turn away male shoppers and other store owners are also considering hanging curtains to block their store windows, preventing men from looking in to see the women working there.

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