Friday, November 23, 2012

21st Century Technology for the 7th Century

Saudi Arabia is using electronic tracking technology to notify men of when their women leave the Kingdom.
RIYADH — 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.
Manal al-Sherif, who became the symbol of a campaign launched last year urging Saudi women to defy a driving ban, began spreading the information on Twitter, after she was alerted by a couple.
I'm sure the 'human rights activists' and 'freedom flotillas' will be getting right onto this just as soon as they're done with Israel...


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