What the Crusades could not accomplish, the International Sisterhood just did.
Saudi Arabia Allows Women over 21 to Travel Without Male Permission
By Edwin Mora, 2 August 2019
Saudi Arabia passed a new law allowing women over the age of 21 to travel abroad without a male guardian’s permission, the Sunni kingdom announced this week.
The move ended a restriction that drew international ire and forced women to flee the country.
Travel restrictions forced women to flee the country? Hmm.
Constraints on Saudi women’s ability to travel had long been a symbol of the country’s fundamentalist Islamic rule and profoundly patriarchal society.
Yes, the Internet assured me that Islam is a badass Alpha religion! Are you saying they can’t control their wimminz, either?
The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reports:
“The new laws, published Friday by the kingdom’s official legal record, allow women over the age of 21 to obtain passports and leave the country without securing the consent of a guardian.
The Eat, Pray, Love lifestyle is now legal. Also, abortion on demand. It’s legal somewhere on the planet.
The amendments to travel rules, the labor law and civil-status law will come into effect by the end of this month, earlier than previously expected.
“The move to change guardianship follows international scrutiny after a series of young Saudi women fled the country and sought asylum, complaining that the kingdom’s laws and customs made them slaves to male relatives. …The custom of giving women a male guardian for life is a deeply held tradition in Saudi Arabia and is unlikely to change overnight for the large majority of the country despite the law.”
Oh, it’ll change FAST now that feminism is the law of the land. I would have gone straight to the WSJ for this post but paywall happened.
According to [Agence France-Presse], the changes “also grant Saudi women what has long been a male entitlement — the right to officially register childbirth, marriage or divorce and to be recognized as a guardian to children who are minors.”
This legalizes single motherhood.
Saudi Arabia’s recent changes are part of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s (MBS) unprecedented effort to enhance women’s rights as part of sweeping reforms to modernize the country. The new laws, however, came after the MBS administration launched a crackdown last year on women activists fighting to end the country’s male guardianship system.
The crackdown was arresting a couple feminists. Looks like the American Empire won yet another war not worth winning.
Despite the new laws, women must still obtain permission from a guardian to get married, enroll in the army, exit a prison, or even leave a shelter for victims of abuse.
Saudi Arabia has reportedly gone farther than any other Muslim country in codifying the guardianship system into law.
Under MBS, however, the Saudi government granted women the right to drive last year…
Ah, so that’s how they were able to flee the country to enlist the International Sisterhood.
…enroll in the security forces with the consent of a male guardian, open their own business without male permission, and attend soccer games alongside men.
Financial independence from men. How long until the welfare office opens? Don’t say it won’t happen. The crazy train has no brakes.
MBS has also curbed the power of its feared religious police force known for harassing and even jailing women for how they dressed. …
Women activists in Saudi Arabia have reportedly faced sexual harassment, torture, and other abuses while imprisoned and during their interrogation.
You demand regime change in Muzzie Land, you go to a Muzzie prison. Stop crying and stop acting surprised that people who “abuuuse their wives!” also “abuuuse their prisoners!”
The Sunni kingdom has long used force to silence women who dare stand up to its unjust law and patriarchal gender customs.
Our women are much happier than their patriarchy-oppressed peers! Antidepressant sales receipts don’t lie.
U.S. President Donald Trump has expressed support for the Saudi crown prince’s unprecedented reform efforts.
Despite his entertainment value and negotiating skill, Trump is not our ally. Even putting aside the need for patriarchy as a social stabilizer, we got no business telling the Saudis how they should live.
I always got annoyed at those Internet voices who kept predicting Islam was our future. With Saudi Arabia in full retreat, however, we can now see the real future of the human race: mud huts and bastards.