Sunday, June 24, 2018

Saudi women are still enslaved

Saudi Arabia lifts its ban on women driving and by the apologists of this despotic state as a "great" reform, yet women in Saudi Arabia still live under the supervision of a male guardian whose permission they need to marry or travel abroad.

"Imagine your son becomes your guardian," Manal al-Sharif, jailed for filming a video of herself driving in Saudi Arabia told the Thomson Reuters Foundation"No matter my capabilities as a woman, I am still enslaved to somebody else. Freedom for me is to live with dignity, and if my dignity and freedom is controlled by a man, I will never be free. While people are celebrating on Sunday we shouldn't forget the people who fought for lifting this ban are in jail."

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