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Thu Nov 22, 2012, 05:14 PM

Cross post from GD: Saudis tracking women electronically

cali's original thread here:
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021869062

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.

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"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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http://www.france24.com/en/20121122-electronic-tracking-new-constraint-saudi-women

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Reply Cross post from GD: Saudis tracking women electronically (Original post)
Gormy Cuss Nov 2012 OP
Turbineguy Nov 2012 #1
DURHAM D Nov 2012 #2
macacawitz Nov 2012 #3
niyad Nov 2012 #4

Response to Gormy Cuss (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 05:48 PM

1. And to think

we could have had a similar state of happiness here! But we foolishly did not elect Romney and the Gang.

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Response to Turbineguy (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 06:04 PM

2. Not funny.

Please recognize what group you posted in. Even if you left off the sarcasm marker it is still not funny.

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Response to Gormy Cuss (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 06:38 PM

3. What a coincidence.....

.......I heard the department on homeland security in Kentucky was planning on doing the same thing.

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Response to Gormy Cuss (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 05:09 PM

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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