Thu Nov 22, 2012, 05:14 PM
Gormy Cuss (27,459 posts)
Cross post from GD: Saudis tracking women electronically
cali's original thread here:
Electronic tracking: new constraint for Saudi women
AFP - Denied the right to travel without consent from their male guardians and banned from driving, women in Saudi Arabia are now monitored by an electronic system that tracks any cross-border movements.
Since last week, Saudi women's male guardians began receiving text messages on their phones informing them when women under their custody leave the country, even if they are travelling together.
"The authorities are using technology to monitor women," said columnist Badriya al-Bishr, who criticised the "state of slavery under which women are held" in the ultra-conservative kingdom.
Women are not allowed to leave the kingdom without permission from their male guardian, who must give his consent by signing what is known as the "yellow sheet" at the airport or border.
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Response to Turbineguy (Reply #1)
Thu Nov 22, 2012, 06:04 PM
DURHAM D (19,551 posts)
2. Not funny.
Please recognize what group you posted in. Even if you left off the sarcasm marker it is still not funny.
This is the moment... The men have totally f*cked everything up so it is time for the women to take control of the country.
Response to Gormy Cuss (Original post)
Tue Nov 27, 2012, 05:09 PM
niyad (27,541 posts)
4. sadly, not surprising--the fundies in all nations are getting more and more desperate.
how is the tracking being done? my first thought was chips--but apparently that hasn;t been done yet. gps in cell phones?
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