Saudi activist Manal al-Sharif on the controversial text alerts received by men when their dependents cross the border:
The reaction of a number of men and women on the Twitter to this service ranged between condemnation or denial in addition to too much cynicism.
Reading these tweets carefully, you will notice that the cynicism is not against the text messages themselves but rather against the rules and regulations that have further consolidated the position of inferiority of women and how they are being treated with suspicion and looked down upon.
Women are being treated as irresponsible and immature people no matter how old they may be. These regulations tie women to irrationality in a most provocative manner. This is evident in the system of civil affairs, travel documents and others.