You Have To Watch These Amazing Saudi Arabian Women Reject The Patriarchy

In the video for “Hwages,” these feminists unapologetically live out loud.

Last month, director Majedalesa of the Saudi Arabian production company, 8ies Studios, debuted an audaciously striking visual for the Bedouin folk song "Hwages," which has had a political impact. The Washington Post reported that Saudi Arabia's oldest newspaper praised the empowering visual and acknowledged that, "the new generation of women is different from the past.”

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In the beginning of the video, a group of women wearing niquas confront women's rights issues in Saudi Arabia with brazen displays of liberation. In 2017, it's still not socially acceptable for women to drive in the country, so while reciting lyrics like, "May men go extinct/they caused us psychiatric diseases," they fearlessly ride skateboards and bikes as their bright colored socks and garments beam from underneath their niquas. Despite the men who watch and attempt to reprimand them, the ladies continue to frolic throughout amusements parks, streets, and playgrounds without patriarchy's permission.

January 06, 2017
You Have To Watch These Amazing Saudi Arabian Women Reject The Patriarchy