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Meet Saudi Arabia’s first female editor-in-chief of a national newspaper

TweetCongrats to Somayya Jabarti! The Guardian reports: Somayya Jabarti, a former deputy editor, has become the new boss at the helm of the Jeddah-based English daily Saudi Gazette, the paper’s departing head has announced. “There’s a crack that has been made in the glass ceiling. And I’m hoping it will be made into a door,” Jabarti [...]
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A viral video on… Saudi women driving

TweetBrave women in Saudi Arabia are literally driving through their government’s prohibition against DWF (driving while female). Here’s a video mocking the sexism behind the ban. And don’t worry. You can laugh. Because it’s made by someone who is actually from Saudi Arabia.  Tweet
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Video of the Day: Behind the wheel in Saudi Arabia

TweetSaudi feminist activists have organized to defy the ban on women driving multiple times in recent years, and on October 26th they’ll be hitting the road en masse again. More than 15,000 people have signed an online petition calling on the government to lift the ban and there are signs that the government may finally be ready to [...]
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Weekly Feminist Reader

TweetLast night, a man was shot in the streets of New York in a hate crime marked by homophobic slurs. Bigotry kills. A survivor argues that military sexual trauma should be treated as as national security issue. Radio host Pete Santilli says Hilary Clinton needs to be “shot in the vagina.” A proposed law to [...]
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IKEA airbushes women out of catalogue distributed in Saudi Arabia

TweetWow. It looks like the furniture giant IKEA thought it would be within their best interest that for their catalogue in Saudi Arabia, women should be removed from the picture – literally. Ikea is being criticized for deleting images of women from the Saudi version of its furniture catalogue, a move the company says it regrets. Comparing the [...]
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