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Thousands of women in Saudi Arabia have taken their fight for basic freedoms directly to the King. Around 2,500 protesters bombarded the King’s office over the weekend demanding an end to the highly restrictive male guardianship system, while at least 14,000 others signed a petition. Activist Aziza Al-Yousef, who was arrested in 2013 for deliberately breaking the country’s ban on women driving, started the petition. She and another activist tried to deliver it by hand to the Royal Court on…

Thousands of women in Saudi Arabia have taken their fight for basic freedoms directly to the King. Around 2,500 protesters bombarded the King’s office over the weekend demanding an end to the highly restrictive male guardianship system, while at least 14,000 others signed a petition. Activist Aziza Al-Yousef, who was arrested in 2013 for deliberately breaking the country’s ban on women driving, started the petition. She and another activist tried to deliver it by hand to the Royal Court on…

"Seventeen year old Neela is one of more than 2,700 victims of acid attacks in Bangladesh over the past 10 years. ‘My husband was angry…because he claimed a dowry but my family couldn’t provide one’, she says. ‘His plan was to sell me in Saudi Arabia - when I refused he threw acid on me and he fled.’"

Photo essay: Acid attack survivors fight back

"Seventeen year old Neela is one of more than 2,700 victims of acid attacks in Bangladesh over the past 10 years. ‘My husband was angry…because he claimed a dowry but my family couldn’t provide one’, she says. ‘His plan was to sell me in Saudi Arabia - when I refused he threw acid on me and he fled.’"

Top News: "SAUDI ARABIA POLITICS: 14 Anti-Government Protesters to be Beheaded Including Michigan-Bound Student" - https://i0.wp.com/politicoscope.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/King-Salman-of-Saudi-Arabia-Saudi-Arabia-News.jpg?fit=1000%2C500 - “King Salman’s signature is now all that stands between them and their execution," Samah Hadid, of Amnesty International’s Middle East group said.  on Politics - http://politicoscope.com/2017/07/26/saudi-arabia-politics-14-anti-g

Top News: "SAUDI ARABIA POLITICS: 14 Anti-Government Protesters to be Beheaded Including Michigan-Bound Student" - https://i0.wp.com/politicoscope.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/King-Salman-of-Saudi-Arabia-Saudi-Arabia-News.jpg?fit=1000%2C500 - “King Salman’s signature is now all that stands between them and their execution," Samah Hadid, of Amnesty International’s Middle East group said. on Politics - http://politicoscope.com/2017/07/26/saudi-arabia-politics-14-anti-g

Top News: "SAUDI ARABIA POLITICS: 14 Anti-Government Protesters to be Beheaded Including Michigan-Bound Student" - http://politicoscope.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/King-Salman-of-Saudi-Arabia-Saudi-Arabia-Headline-News.jpg - “King Salman’s signature is now all that stands between them and their execution," Samah Hadid, of Amnesty International’s Middle East group said.  on Politics - http://politicoscope.com/2017/07/26/saudi-arabia-politics-14-anti-government-protest

Top News: "SAUDI ARABIA POLITICS: 14 Anti-Government Protesters to be Beheaded Including Michigan-Bound Student" - http://politicoscope.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/King-Salman-of-Saudi-Arabia-Saudi-Arabia-Headline-News.jpg - “King Salman’s signature is now all that stands between them and their execution," Samah Hadid, of Amnesty International’s Middle East group said. on Politics - http://politicoscope.com/2017/07/26/saudi-arabia-politics-14-anti-government-protest

Discover three women's rights movements (feminists) in the Middle-East. Women of the wall want Israeli women to have the same rights as men when praying in front of the Western Wall. Women to Drive wants Saudi women to be able to use their cars. My Stealthy Freedom fights against compulsory Hijab in Iran and wants voluntary Hijab. Feminism, women, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Middle-East.

Discover three women's rights movements (feminists) in the Middle-East. Women of the wall want Israeli women to have the same rights as men when praying in front of the Western Wall. Women to Drive wants Saudi women to be able to use their cars. My Stealthy Freedom fights against compulsory Hijab in Iran and wants voluntary Hijab. Feminism, women, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Middle-East.

Top News: "SAUDI ARABIA POLITICS: Saudi Shias Ordered to Leave Awamiyah or Die: Sources" - https://i2.wp.com/politicoscope.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Government-shellfire-against-the-eastern-Saudi-Arabian-town-of-al-Awamiyah-Awamiyah.jpg?fit=1000%2C500 - Since the early hours of Saturday, the Saudi forces have started taking the town under heavy shellfire, virtually barricading the public in their homes.  on Politics - http://politicoscope.com/2017/07/29/saudi-arabia-poli

Top News: "SAUDI ARABIA POLITICS: Saudi Shias Ordered to Leave Awamiyah or Die: Sources" - https://i2.wp.com/politicoscope.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Government-shellfire-against-the-eastern-Saudi-Arabian-town-of-al-Awamiyah-Awamiyah.jpg?fit=1000%2C500 - Since the early hours of Saturday, the Saudi forces have started taking the town under heavy shellfire, virtually barricading the public in their homes. on Politics - http://politicoscope.com/2017/07/29/saudi-arabia-poli

Women against feminism are actually saying "I don't care about the women in Saudi Arabia who are beaten and branded and burned with acid, I don't care about the babies in China who were "accidentally" aborted because they were female, I don't care about the FIVE year old who was raped to death by her father in India because I have my rights and my privilege so they aren't my problem."

Women against feminism are actually saying "I don't care about the women in Saudi Arabia who are beaten and branded and burned with acid, I don't care about the babies in China who were "accidentally" aborted because they were female, I don't care about the FIVE year old who was raped to death by her father in India because I have my rights and my privilege so they aren't my problem."

"Is it because most of this allegedly happened so long ago? Is it because some of them went into Cosby's hotel room alone? Is it because there are no Polaroids? Is it because he's so famous? Or is it just because they're women?" Larry Wilmore asked. "Let's understand this number. That's like if Bill Cosby drugged and raped every single U.S. president from George Washington to John F. Kennedy!"

"Is it because most of this allegedly happened so long ago? Is it because some of them went into Cosby's hotel room alone? Is it because there are no Polaroids? Is it because he's so famous? Or is it just because they're women?" Larry Wilmore asked. "Let's understand this number. That's like if Bill Cosby drugged and raped every single U.S. president from George Washington to John F. Kennedy!"

Top News: "CANADA POLITICS: Saudi Using Canadian Armored Vehicles in Crackdown on Shias: Report" - https://i2.wp.com/politicoscope.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Canadian-Armored-Vehicle-Canada-News.jpg?fit=1000%2C500 - Saudi Arabia is one of the largest arms importers in the world.  on Politics - http://politicoscope.com/2017/07/29/canada-politics-saudi-using-canadian-armored-vehicles-in-crackdown-on-shias-report/.

Top News: "CANADA POLITICS: Saudi Using Canadian Armored Vehicles in Crackdown on Shias: Report" - https://i2.wp.com/politicoscope.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Canadian-Armored-Vehicle-Canada-News.jpg?fit=1000%2C500 - Saudi Arabia is one of the largest arms importers in the world. on Politics - http://politicoscope.com/2017/07/29/canada-politics-saudi-using-canadian-armored-vehicles-in-crackdown-on-shias-report/.

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