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  • Saudi women petition to end male guardianship laws

    The Christian Science Monitor - 09/27/2016

    Social media and online journalism has “added to the groundswell,” in that it “gets the word out” and “allows for collaboration in new sorts of ways,” says Elizabeth Bucar, a professor of religious studies at Northeastern University.

    The rise of the internet has also led to “a lot more international interest and knowledge” of the guardianship system, Professor Bucar tells The Christian Science Monitor in a phone interview, putting both internal and external pressure on the government to change its laws.

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