9 Abusive Tweets Men Wrote in Response to #TogetherToEndMaleGuardianship

Saudi women took Twitter by storm using Arabic and English hashtags that call for ending the Saudi male guardianship system. The social media campaign started after the Human Rights Watch (HRW) released a report on July 16, 2016, titled “Boxed In: Women and Saudi Arabia’s Male Guardianship System.”

HRW interviewed 54 saudi women and seven Saudi men concluding that the system is “the most significant impediment to realizing women’s rights in the country.”

#StopEnslavingSaudiWomen became a trending topic that women are using simultaneously with #TogetherToEndMaleGuardianship to campaign against the system and demand its dismantling. CNN reported that by September, the Arabic version of the hashtag had taken on a life of its own, “with women across the country risking the wrath of their guardians, or even persecution.”

Here are nine abusive Tweets Saudi men wrote in Arabic in response to the campaign:

This anti-Semitic chauvinist who says Jews started the hashtag and that the Saudi women supporting it are whores:
This economically, verbally, and emotionally abusive psycho who says: “Saudi women can go anywhere they want and Tweet using the cell phones their fathers bought them as gifts. May you all drop dead.”

This misogynist who is misusing patriarchal interpretation of one of the most controversial verses of the Qur’an (4:34) to justify that men are the “maintainers” of women. “Be smart girls. You will only benefit from your fathers and brothers.”
This racist who is insulting women, but claiming that he is treating his women just like queens. “If you are ignored and humiliated as a woman and everyone despises you and spits in your face and you’re cheap, don’t think that all women are like you. Our women are respected and they are our head crowns.”
Another sexist bigot claiming Islamic supremacy and using scripture to prove that women “are insane.”

And this not very smart analyst who is accusing liberalism and atheists for the calls to end the Saudi male guardianship system.

This bipolar misogynist who categorized the women using the hashtag into feminists (classy) and feminazis (savage), saying that “99.99% of the women demanding the cancelation of the male guardianship system fall under the second category while the search is still going for the first type.”

The ignorant, racist conspiracy theorist: “This hashtag is controlled by people in the West and the majority of participants are not Saudis… Yemenis, Syrians, Egyptians… and some atheists.”
The following Tweet requires no further comments. A new hashtag was created in Arabic that translates to: whores call for ending the guardianship.

This violence and abuse has no excuse.
#StopEnslavingSaudiWomen and #TogetherToEndMaleGuardianship.