Saudi Government Will Use Text Messages to Tell Women They’ve Been Divorced January 7, 2019

Saudi Government Will Use Text Messages to Tell Women They’ve Been Divorced

Women are getting even more rights in Saudi Arabia! And by more rights, we mean the sort of rights you could only get from a murderous regime that loves good press despite rarely earning it.

In a move that is meant to resolve the problem of men divorcing their wives by straight-up walking out on the relationship without telling anyone, the Saudi Ministry of Justice announced that women would now get text messages letting them know it’s over.


The Saudi courts started to send such notifications Sunday in “a step aimed at protecting the rights of female clients, and enhancing digital transformation with more services,” the country’s Ministry of Justice said in a statement.

The message will include the divorce certificate number and the name of the relevant court where the women can pick up the documentation.

It’s not just that, either! Saudi women can now log into a government website if they want status updates on their own relationship.

Did your husband not come home? Are you now divorced? Why communicate with each other when you can just double check online!

This is all part of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman‘s “Vision 2030” reforms… which included giving women the ability to drive by themselves even though the same regime arrested female activists. The Saudi also have Raif Badawi locked up on blasphemy charges (still) and recently blocked a young woman who was trying to escape her controlling family and move to Australia. Of course, there’s also the assassination of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

The Saudi regime is cruel. They don’t give a damn about women’s rights or free speech, and the few moves they’ve claimed to take in that direction always deserve a closer look.

(Thanks to @Thwistle for the link)

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