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Spot The Difference: What's Missing From This IKEA Catalog In Saudi Arabia?

ALL THE WOMEN. You can't airbrush women from reality, but that hasn't stopped Saudi Arabia's IKEA catalog from trying. Because heaven forbid a woman covet a Hemnes bookshelf or a Svanby sofa. Everyone knows furniture is for men and boys ONLY. DUH. UPDATE: IKEA has issued an apology saying, "We should have reacted and realized that excluding women from the Saudi Arabian version of the catalog is in conflict with the IKEA Group values."

Spot The Difference: What's Missing From This IKEA Catalog In Saudi Arabia?

Just to clarify: Women weren't just removed from bathroom scenes. They were removed from photos of bookshelvesdesksbedding, and all other settings as well. Click through this slideshow for more examples.



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