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Saudi girl breaks 'male bastion' by slaughtering, skinning sheep on Eid

She took up the challenge to break the social myth

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Manama, Oct. 30 (ANI): A 21-year-old Saudi Arabian girl said she slaughtered her family's sheep for the first time during the Muslim festival of Eid last year, after being challenged to do so.

She said she took up the challenge to break the social myth that 'young women were the fair sex and could not bear the sight of blood'

"It was a challenge that I wanted to win," Gulf News quoted the young woman, as saying.

"They have always claimed that young women were the fair sex and could not bear the sight of blood. I wanted to prove they were wrong and decided to slaughter and pull off the skin of two sheep. Of course I was given some instructions to help me," she added.

According to the report, she recalled that her enthusiasm took over her initial fear.

"I wanted to succeed and I did it in a clean way. I was highly motivated and greatly encouraged," she said.

Muslim families slaughter sheep on Eid Al Adha to commemorate Prophet Ebrahim's devotion to God and his readiness for sacrifice, the report said. (ANI)

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