Saudi Woman Gets Arrested For Wearing A Mini Skirt
A Saudi woman was arrested by Riyadh police after she sent out a video of herself wearing a crop top and mini skirt Tuesday.
The woman was arrested for wearing “suggestive clothing” while walking through the ancient fort “Ushayqir,” according to Saudi state television station Al Ekhbariya.
The woman violated Islamic dress that is strictly enforced in Saudi Arabia, dictating that women wear a full cloak and a hijab, The Washington Post reported Tuesday. Other provinces require that women fully cover everything but their eyes with a niqab.
— قناة الإخبارية (@alekhbariyatv) July 18, 2017
[UPDATE] The model has been arrested! What a useless, primitive & sickening country
— The Rationalist (@atheistpro) July 18, 2017
Reactions on Twitter quickly erupted, some showing support for the woman while others were upset she violated a code that all other Saudi women follow.
“Just like we call on people to respect the laws of countries they travel to, people must also respect the laws of this country,” Saudi writer Ibrahim al-Munayif tweeted.
Others said her video was a courageous display highlighting the hypocrisy of enforcing strict dress on Saudi women but not on foreigners, citing First Lady Melania’s visit in May where she sported traditional American dress.
— Outside the flock (@6etc6) July 16, 2017
Saudi officials have not yet indicated what they will do with the woman or if she will be punished.
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