SAUDI OFFICIALS HAVE BEEN MOCKED FOR LAUNCHING A GIRLS’ COUNCIL WITHOUT ANY GIRLS AT THE LAUNCH.
EDITOR’S NOTE: Saudi Arabia, one of the most oppressive regimes in the world on women’s rights and equality, decided to show the world how “open and accepting” they’ve become. So they created a “girl’s council” to discuss “women’s issues”. However, at the kick-off meeting, 13 men controlled the stage, with the women sequestered in a room and only allowed to give input via a video link when the men said it was ok to do so. Ahh, Islam.
It was meant to be an initiative to show the world the kingdom had moved on from oppressing women’s rights, but when the Qassim Girls’ Council was formed, the authorities appeared to have omitted a key ingredient at the launch event.
Instead 13 men introduced the initiative on stage, while it was reported the women were kept out of site in another room and contributed via video link. The picture of the group of men on stage has sparked a wave of criticism online…