Women Voting in Saudi Arabia More of a Myth Than Progress
Saudi Arabia has come under a lot pressure from the west in the last decade to change their stance on women having equal rights as men, or at the very least allowing them to vote on elections that will effect their lives.
— BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) August 24, 2015
In 2011 King Abdullah announced rights for women that would allow them to vote and even run in municipal elections, starting in 2015. A step that many were hopeful about, but still skeptical in light of the circumstances.
We again find ourselves wondering if this small step, albeit historical, is only to placate western pressure or if it’s a true step towards eradicating discrimination towards women.
Saudi Arabian women finally register to vote. But only 2 women have: http://t.co/WODIhzKE9P
— Feminist Culture (@feministculture) August 24, 2015