Saudi Arabia isn’t known for being a bastion of human rights, but their latest publicity stunt was an absolute disaster.
They recently launched their “Qassim Girl’s Council” this week. The council is supposed to discuss female issues, but the Saudi government forgot to put any girls on the panel.
In fact, women were only allowed to watch the meeting from another room via video.
Clearly, Saudi Arabia is committed to making meaningful change when it comes to gender equality. What better way to achieve this than to have a panel full of men decide on issues that directly affect women. Better yet, leave the women your decisions will affect in a separate room, without a say in what takes place.
But remember, Muslims will tell you that Islam is the religion of peace and tolerance. Yeah right. You can’t call your religion tolerant if you subject half of your followers under outdated laws that date back to the Stone Age.