Saudi Arabia’s panopticon – just for women

Saudi Arabia implements electronic tracking system for women


Since last week, Saudi women’s male guardians began receiving text messages on their phones informing them when women under their custody leave the country, even if they are traveling together.


Using 21st century tech to implement prehistoric patriarchalism… as William Gibson puts it, the future has arrived, it’s just unevenly distributed.




(H/T to BoingBoing)


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