Saudi girls troll males telling them ‘You will not drive’

Saudi activist Manal Al Sharif flashes the sign for victory in her car on October 22, 2013Picture copyright
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Saudi activist Manal Al Sharif

It’s a matter of weeks till the ban on girls driving in Saudi Arabia will probably be lifted.

Some males have taken to social media to vent their dissatisfaction with the change within the regulation, utilizing an Arabic hashtag that interprets as: “You will not drive.”

Nonetheless, the hashtag went viral when Saudi girls started hitting again on the sexist remarks.

“You wont drive” has been used on Twitter over 65,000 instances since Monday.

Numerous girls posted humorous footage and movies to accompany their response to the hashtag.

A variety of girls determined to make use of the phrase to submit footage of their dream vehicles.

One person shared of a vivid pink Audi together with the caption: “My automobile: June 2018”.

Another girls shared images of their Saudi Driving College books.

Twitter person @Laam_92 merely and defiantly captioned her contribution to the development: “I’ll drive.”

Others urged that the lads who “give themselves the precise to intervene in one thing that issues girls” had been “losers”.

Whereas lots of the responses to the hashtag had been light-hearted, some shared a extra severe evaluation of the development.

Sarah Al-Otaibi wrote that “this disgusting hashtag” was getting used “to threaten girls who would possibly even consider driving”.

A potted timeline of Saudi change

The lifting of the driving ban is one in every of a lot of modifications introduced in by 32-year-old Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in recent times.

Listed below are some key modifications:

By George Pierpoint, UGC and Social Information

Extra reporting by BBC Monitoring


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