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Old 18 Jul 17, 13:56
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Saudi woman in miniskirt video arrested after public outcry

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A Saudi woman has been arrested for defying the kingdom’s strict dress code by walking around in a miniskirt and crop top in a video that sparked public outrage.

The woman, whose name was not given, was detained by police in the capital, Riyadh, for wearing “immodest clothes” that contradicted the country’s conservative Islamic dress code, state media reported Tuesday. Police referred her case to the public prosecutor, according to the official Twitter account of state-run TV channel al-Ekhbariya.

In the video, which has gone viral since first emerging on Snapchat over the weekend, the woman is filmed walking around a historic fort in a miniskirt with no one else around. The short video, shot in a village in the desert region of Najd, where many of Saudi Arabia’s most conservative tribes and families are from, is followed by other shots of her sitting in the desert.

The video sparked a Twitter hashtag that called for her arrest, with many saying she flagrantly disobeyed Saudi rules, which require all women living in the kingdom, including foreigners, to wear long, loose robes known as abayas in public. Most Saudi women also wear a headscarf and veil that covers the face.
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Old 18 Jul 17, 14:01
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Ah, our enlightened 'allies'. Its stories like this that show how oppressive islam is...
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Ah, our enlightened 'allies'. Its stories like this that show how oppressive islam is...
It reminds one of early women's rights movements in the west: public staged examples of disobedience meant to send a message (and usually to prompt a response from the authorities).

The Saudi's have certainly found their approach to this coming under greater scrutiny over the last few decades, but like those early fighters, it isn't just a government imposing conservative values from the top-down, but reflecting pretty wide-spread support for those views. Change doesn't come easily.
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That vid going viral was probably the only thing keeping her alive right now.
I just hope she doesn't get an acid-bath.
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That vid going viral was probably the only thing keeping her alive right now.
I just hope she doesn't get an acid-bath.
That's actually what has made this possible: greater social awareness. What might have been handled quietly a century ago raises concerns outside the immediate community.

It also has a downside in that people who see the content directly can make up their minds based on pre-established beliefs, but that's a different issue.

Saudi is changing, not as fast as our SJWs may like, but it is changing. Just don't expect equal rights in our lifetimes.
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The trial is on Monday. The appeal is on Tuesday. The punishment is carried out on Thursday. For a woman, she need not be present at the trial or appeal...

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Saudi is changing, not as fast as our SJWs may like, but it is changing. Just don't expect equal rights in our lifetimes.
Yes, they are slowly being dragged, kicking and screaming, into the 9th Century.

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Yes, they are slowly being dragged, kicking and screaming, into the 9th Century.

What bollocks is it that only SJWs should be concerned?
They were probably more advanced in the 6th century than they are now....
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The Half Pint is trying to show moral equivalence but ignoring the fact that the Catholic Church is not the state nor do they have the responsibility or right to demand a dress code of the entire country. So he fails again with his petty attempts to show how evil the Catholic Church is.
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Saudi Arabia announced Wednesday that a woman who was detained after wearing a miniskirt in a video that went viral has been released without charge.

The decision not to press charges was a rare win for supporters of women’s rights in Saudi Arabia, who criticized the public outcry against her. It also comes as Saudi Arabia overhauls its prosecution system under a new, young heir to the throne who has taken steps to try and modernize the country and its public image.
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