I was looking at the statistics for my blog for the month of August and the big news is that Saudi Arabia provided the 15th most views to my blog. This is interesting because Saudi Arabia accounts for 0.45% of the world’s population and is the world’s 43rd most populace country. I would therefore expect it to provide some views to my site but I would not expect them to be in the top 15, the top 50 yes, but not so close to the top.
Additionally the last time I checked the Saudi regime (I can’t really bring myself to call it a government as that implies some sense of morality and legality) were not exactly keen on the LGBTIQ community in general and non-conforming genders in particular. A position seemingly endorsed by a large percentage of the society, but then I am no expert.
I can therefore only conclude that these views are coming from people who have been looking at what I have to say about ‘parenting’, ‘travel’, ‘lunch’, ‘dinner’, ‘marriage’ and ‘travel’. I am sure they are not being attracted by my ‘crossdressing’, ‘tranny’ or ‘transexual’ tags.
Disclaimer: I have no issue with genuinely interested trans* people visiting my blog, no matter where they may reside and of course I do not wish to lump everyone from Saudi Arabia in the same group. I am sure there are genuinely trans* people in Saudi Arabia and they may even be the people visiting my blog, but I suspect that this may not always be the case. It seems (from my and others’ experiences on social media) that these very oppressed (repressed?) societies have a greater than average concentration of ‘admirers’ and that these admirers are often more than usually misogynistic and objectify us more than most as well. If I am wrong I would be happy to hear from my Saudi Arabian readers.
Disclaimer 2: This is in the humour category because I was amused by this. I trust you will all take it in the spirit it was meant.