Egyptian women challenge “Saudi patriarchy” after model arrest

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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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