Published in


Will Changes in the Saudi Male Guardianship System Really Make a Difference?

There are still women activists being punished for protesting it — and the U.S. is complicit

Saudi activist and campaigner Aziza al-Yousef looks on during an interview in the capital Riyadh, on September 27, 2016.
Saudi activist and campaigner Aziza al-Yousef during an interview on September 27, 2016. Photo: Fayez Nureldine/AFP/Getty

TThis month, the Saudi Arabian authorities took the long-overdue step of easing restrictions on women under the kingdom’s repressive “male guardianship system.” Finally, women will be…




A publication from Medium that centers the stories, poetry, essays and thoughts of women of color.

Recommended from Medium

Trading System

My take on a more impactful Denmark

Project #1

Gambling Law In Pakistan


Gaza; life on the edge

1973 Constitution

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Samah Hadid

Samah Hadid

Human rights campaigner, writer, commentator. www.samahhadid.com

More from Medium

Hulu’s ‘The Dropout’ is good television but bad messaging

Black Girl Magic Is Real and Helps You Heal: Spend a Day With a Sister Friend and See How You Feel

Wholistic Healing

It’s Just Hair

Young girl with natural hair in field of flowers