I’ve seen some pretty outrageous stuff in public; a woman calling her child a failed abortion, a woman shitting at the side of the pub and a man wearing saggy jeans.
Most of these things made me grimace for a second and then move on. However, in Saudi Arabia, prepare to get arrested for the breaking of social norms.
How dare this woman not wear those shapeless black bin bags in 1000 degree weather. The funny thing is, this wasn’t even originally posted on Twitter. The girl in question, Khulood, had posted it on her personal snapchat, and someone else uploaded it.
This particular video has, as usual, had polarizing responses. There’s the usual ‘arrest this woman for showing her legs’ and ‘she can wear what she wants’. A more interesting response had more to do with xenophobia. In the tweet, the caption reads.
“If she was a foreigner, they would sing about the beauty of her waist and the enchantment of her eyes… But because she is Saudi they are calling for her arrest.”…
- Saudi officials investigate girl’s online post in miniskirt