Saudi Arabia Introduces Electronic Tracking Of Women

In Saudi Arabia, Siri tells you everything your wife is doing. Males will automatically receive text message notifications whenever their spouses, relatives, or daughters pass through travel checkpoints, the International Business Times reports:

Saudi Arabia has introduced an electronic tracking system to monitor its female citizens and alert Saudi females’ male guardians to their movement.

Since last week, some Saudi women’s male guardians have been receiving text messages from immigration authorities, alerting them when women under their [control], which include wives and daughters, leave the country. To leave the kingdom, Saudi women are required to seek permission from their male guardians, who give consent by signing what is known as the “yellow sheet” at the airport or border.

The recent controversy caused by the escape of a Saudi woman to Sweden was believed to have prompted the authorities to implement the system, Al Arabiya reported, citing local media.

11 Comments on "Saudi Arabia Introduces Electronic Tracking Of Women"

  1. InfvoCuernos | Nov 24, 2012 at 1:36 pm |

    Bout time lol.

  2. what a great place!!! Can’t use technology to help end their problems but they can sure use it to cause more of it.

  3. Women are just biding their time there; the Great Penis-Cutting Revolution is to follow the collapse of the US$-supported petro-autocracy.

  4. Clearly they are celebrating their identity.

  5. "Big" Richard Johnson | Nov 24, 2012 at 2:53 pm |

    Brilliant idea! Now if we only had a reason to track our women.

  6. Bluebird_of_Fastidiousness | Nov 24, 2012 at 3:06 pm |

    This stands in stark contrast to the United States, where everyone is monitored intensively, regardless of gender. For their own protection, of course.

  7. Roger Mexico | Nov 24, 2012 at 4:33 pm |

    Remember to spay and neuter them, too. What? Oh, uh, OK, everybody–never mind that last part.

  8. BuzzCoastin | Nov 24, 2012 at 7:11 pm |

    Der Homeland does this for all its Arab subjects

    why are the Saudis only tracking woman Arabs?

  9. jimbo jones | Nov 24, 2012 at 9:32 pm |

    But remember, Saudi Arabia is your faithful ally. The world is “better off” without Qaddafi and Saddam, and NATO has “brought democracy” to Afghanistan and a number of other places. And is now working on Syria.

    As for Saudi Arabia, it’s already a democracy with women’s rights etc. Wearing RFID chips is a woman’s right, it’s for protection. It’s your right also and soon you’ll be enjoying it like those kids in Texas.

  10. They all dress alike and look the same so it is helpful… Technology!

  11. sounds like a good idea

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