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Women in Jordan

Posted on October 14, 2020


Women traveling alone in Jordan have become much more common in recent years. While it may no longer be a spectacle to see a woman by herself, it may attract less attention to travel in a group with other women, or at least one male. Generally, it is within the culture for men to sit in the front passenger seat of taxis, and for women to sit in the back. On public transportation, women generally sit next to women and men usually sit next to men. Catcalling is clearly seen as poor etiquette, and Jordanians find it more than distasteful, however it happens nonetheless, especially to women who are not native to the country. Americans in particular are seen as more approachable by men. Smoking is very common in Jordanian culture, and it is acceptable for women to smoke in public.

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