Skip to comments.Real War on Women: Saudi Arabia Implements ‘Wife-Tracking’ System
Posted on 11/24/2012 8:11:02 PM PST by Kaslin
Remember the “war on women” the GOP is supposedly waging? I wonder what progressive women would dub this:
Saudi Arabia has long been the only country in the world that does not allow women to drive. Now, there appears to be a new development in controlling the movements of its female population: the Kingdom has reportedly introduced an electronic tracking system alerting male guardians when a woman has left the country.
Reports emerged of the system last week when Manal al-Sherif, a women’s rights campaigner who has urged women to defy the driving ban, was alerted by a husband who received a message from the immigration authorities advising him that his wife had left the international airport in Riyadh. He happened to be traveling with her. [...]
The system notifying male guardians that their dependents—which includes their wife, children and foreign workers sponsored by them—had left the country appears to have been in place for a couple of years now. Ahmed Al Omran, a Saudi blogger, explains that it appears that this service, which in the past was an opt-out service, is now reaching those who had previously registered their details with the Ministry of Interior.
“The problem is not that there is now an electronic system that sends an SMS when women travel,” writes Omran. “The problem is that the government is enforcing rules of male guardianships even on the rest of us who don’t believe in such rules.”
Equality is a foreign concept to women in Saudi Arabia. A Human Rights Watch report notes that women in the Kingdom live in a discriminatory system that requires women and girls to get permission from their male guardians before they can study, work or travel. The Blaze aptly notes that this “effectively [treats] an adult woman like a piece of property. Some have called this slavery.” Indeed.
Abortion, birth control, equal pay and binders…the real war on women is not in America.
H/T: The Blaze
You would think it’d be a bit late AFTER they have left.
“It is 10am, do you know where your wife is?”
Lojack - Saudi Wife Version
I need something like this that beeps when my wife is within range of the fridge to remind her to make a sandwich.
Sound somewhat familiar?
But what about respecting their backwards 7th century murderous culture?
He gets warned but she still gets away... so far
I’m sure the UN approves.
I need one of those when my wife and I are in the store shopping. If I lose sight of her it is impossible to find her.
Where do women go when they are in a department store?
The cash register to ring it all up, old boy.
Next comes the explosive implant.
Obamas Top White House Aides are Almost All Men
by Keith Koffler on November 28, 2012, 9:31 am
As President Obama moves to revamp his senior White House staff in the weeks leading up to Inauguration Day, he may want to consider adding something distinctly lacking from the highest echelons of the West Wing: Diversity.
Incredibly, nearly all the most senior advisors to the nations first black president whose appeal to minorities and women won him reelection are white males. Democrats made much during the campaign of an alleged GOP war on women. But Obamas own battalions include relatively few of the distaff variety.