Saudi police have arrested a woman for wearing a mini skirt and a crop top in a video that is now being shared widely on social media. The woman was video graphed while she was at an archaeological site in Saudi which is known for their strict dressing laws. The women in Saudi Arabia are apparently not allowed to move freely in public without a long black garment called abaya and their scarf that covers their head.
The woman who has not been identified as yet was seen walking through the archaeological site with open hair and short clothes leading to a massive debate on women rights on social media. Local reports suggested that police has arrested her on charges of donning ““indecent clothing”. She is currently being interrogated by the police officials.
However, some reports suggest that the girl has claimed that a male guardian had accompanied her to the place and she had not broken Saudi laws that prohibit women from travelling alone. She further claimed that the video was posted by someone else online without her permission. While some lashed out at her for the kind of clothes she wore, some went on to laud her for breaking stereotypes.
A reminder that Saudi Arabia is a member of the UN Women’s Rights Commission.. pic.twitter.com/GnxgiH9fTw
— Pamela Moore (@Pamela_Moore13) July 19, 2017
Arrests women for wearing a mini skirt and complains when people compare them to ISIS.
— Faisal Saeed AlMutar (@faisalalmutar) July 18, 2017
This is how Saudi Arabia, which sits on the UN Women’s Rights Commission, “empowers” women. _ pic.twitter.com/tQB14Jx3Ji
— Sarah Abdallah (@sahouraxo) July 18, 2017
Saudi be like: “Hmmm we could fight terrorist, extremist, or people who oppress people.”
“Nah fuck it let’s do this” https://t.co/VVa7t7XQsh
— Isaac Cohen (@IHWCo) July 17, 2017
When will men stop policing women’s bodies? how does this even make sense?
— Funmi Gaji (@FunmiGaji) July 18, 2017
Saudi officials investigating random woman wearing a miniskirt in the streets while Saudi leader’s wife dresses in a similar fashion??? pic.twitter.com/dJznV8aBBF
— Ameera (@aljabari_) July 18, 2017
Some even called out on Saudi’s hypocrisy by reminding them Donald Trump’s visit to Saudi where the first lady of United States of America was seen wearing dressing which exposed their legs and did not cover their heads with a scarf. If convicted the woman may have to pay a fine apart from being jailed for a specific period of time.
Saudi aren’t ashamed of Ivanka and Melania Trump because money and power talks. God forbids a normal woman walks without head cover __
— Rasta man (@kidneyforyou) July 19, 2017
— noni (@sumanuna) July 18, 2017
While Ivanka and Melania Trump visiting KSA wears what they like, Saudi women get arrested for the same. Hypocracy.https://t.co/rYlZMIme4n
— For Saudi Women (@WCFSW) July 18, 2017
Last month a woman was detained for 73 days in Saudi for daring to drive in the place that bans female from driving.
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