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Saudi Arabia implements electronic tracking system to monitor women’s movements


George Dvorsky


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November 27, 2012

In a country where women are denied the right to vote, are not allowed to drive, and are basically treated like children, Saudi Arabia has taken its next giant leap backwards by rolling out an SMS electronic tracking system that alerts male “guardians” by text message whenever women under their protection leave the country. The development has been met with outrage by reformers, who have turned to Twitter to voice their concern.


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Posted by SHaGGGz  on  11/28  at  01:50 AM

Is there a single person surprised that it’s come to this? I’m amazed it took them this long.





Posted by AstralProjectee  on  12/06  at  04:01 AM

At this rate Saudi women will not have basic human rights for another couple hundred years.






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