Since there won't be any men around will the women still have to wear Burqas??
AFAIK burqas are not mandatory in KSA, only hijab. But 99 percent of women choose to wear burqa as in Yemen. About a week or two ago I read in one Slovak daily interview with Slovak, christian woman who is living in Riyad for half a decade. Interestingly she said that when it comes to women role in Saudi society, women hold men by the balls as in case of marriages which is decided by family matriarchs with men having little to no say in the matter.
However this idea looks like bad copy of Seksmisja.
Small steps. It's only recently Saudi women were allowed to work at all. Sooner or later they'll be allowed to drive, shop in the same malls, and so on. the pace of change is sclerotic to be sure, but looking at nearer cousins such as Qatar, Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Bahrain, eventually the Saudi will mellow on women.