A surprising announcement from country that just made viral news for a video of a woman dressed in a skirt and crop top making her way through a “historic fort” in which the law strictly implies that women are not to be wandering the city without male accompaniment and certainly not without the traditional robe covering. The law implies that both female visitors to the country as well as female residents of Saudi Arabia must abide by the strict dress-code.
There is an outrageous double standard when it comes to rights for men versus women in Saudi Arabia and that is a vast understatement. Until recently women have been banned to their homes, unable to drive a car. While the country has made strides towards equality, there is still so much left to culture and societal norms. If a woman is to reap the benefits of these positive reforms in the government which allow for greater freedom among women she first has to ask her father or her husband.
Times they are a-changing. Recently,more women have been allowed to drive and work in the oppressed country. Still forced to wear the traditional robe or abaya which hangs to the floor. Most often, the robe is accompanied by a head scarf to cover everything but the eyes of Saudi women.
However, this snapchat video leak, proves that women of Saudi want more from their lives. They want to do and dress as they please without the involvement of the police. Is that a crime?
— فاطمة العيسى (@50BM_) July 16, 2017
The video above went viral and her story ended in handcuffs but rumor has it, Saudi is changing their ways for the better with this highly progressive move….