Egyptian women challenge “Saudi patriarchy” after model arrest

An Egyptian feminist group challenged Saudi Arabia’s “patriarchal” authorities in Cairo on Sunday, by standing outside the kingdom’s embassy while wearing short skirts, just days after a woman was arrested for wearing a miniskirt in the ultraconservative kingdom.

The group of women from ‘Girls Revolution’ said the move aimed to confront the “patriarchal attempts to dominate women’s bodies” and was a response to the recent arrest of a Saudi, known as ‘Model Khulood’, for posting a video showing herself walking around an ancient area while wearing a short skirt.

She was arrested for wearing “indecent clothing” but was later released without charge. Khulood’s arrest unleashed a social media storm, with many Saudis voicing both support for the model and outrage at her video.

Source Credit: The New Arab
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