Report: Saudi Government Monitoring Travel of Women and Alerting Male “Guardians”

Just when you thought that the Saudi Kingdom could not make things more demeaning for women, male guardians reportedly will now be informed of the movement of women in their family under an electronic monitoring system. Women are not allowed to drive or to travel without consent of a male, even a younger brother.

Husbands are being informed by the government when women leave the country, including one case where a husband was altered that his wife had left on an international flight. Women cannot leave the country without permission of their male “guardian.”

The move has alarmed reformers who were encouraged by the King granting women the right to vote and appointing a more moderate leader of the morality or religious police.

Source: AFP

30 thoughts on “Report: Saudi Government Monitoring Travel of Women and Alerting Male “Guardians””

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  2. Nick S.,
    “Quite a culture. I woner if there are any PI’s in The Kingdom that specialize in wife surveillance?” How could you even ask that question? The better is how many PI’s don’t?

  3. We brought a Brazilian girl, Marta, here to play soccer. Now she is bigtime intl.
    This girl has shown her merits in a very special sport, ie tackle football. You should create a ladies football league. You won the Olympics and the World Championship in women’s soccer (with a Swedish coach for four championships).

    We love women’s soccer.

    This girl would have been great at soccer. Better than Mardona in his prime, or Wayne Gretsky in hockey for another.

  4. Thank you, Justice Holmes. Too often we seem to forget that 9/11 was conceived and carried out by the Saudis, and yet our government cosiders them one of our greatest allies, so while we destroy countries that had no part in 9/11, we continue to support the one that did.

    Evelyn, you play rugby? Wonderful! Great to know that there is another rugby player around the blog!

  5. This young lady was the subject of discussion on turkey day with my parents (who are in their 70’s). My dad was very impressed with her moves. I’d love to recruit her for our rugby squad!

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