Apple & Google accused of supporting 'gender apartheid' by hosting Saudi woman-tracking ap...



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    urahara said:

    It should be pointed out that since removing the app doesn’t affect the law, removing it will almost assuredly make traveling harder for women (since the app now presumably makes it way easier for men to approve travel compared to the old method). 

    I’d hope that Apple would actually talk with Saudi women and get their take on it, to determine what course of action has the least impact on human rights. 

    So it doesnt't restrict the movement. It gives the abality to allow easily for woman to travel. Nice! Actually, it's a good app.


    There is no need for the snark. 

    The law is wrong and a human rights violation. I’m suggesting that Apple consult with Saudi women (you know, the people actually affected by this unjust law) to figure out the best course of action, since removing it may cause them inconvenience while having no discernible change on the law. Keeping the app and removing it both have consequences, particularly since it sounds like the functionality is available on the Saudi government website. I’m just thinking that if I’m a woman in Saudia Arabia, I might want to work to have the law repealed altogether, rather than make it even more difficult to travel in the short term.

    If Saudi women’s rights groups think it causes disproportionate harm, then remove it...hell, block the site/page on Safari too. 

    You start on the wrong raod if you start blocking Safari like they do it in comunist China.
    Do you really want US to become that contralling as China is? (Apple just need to set the pace).

     I just think that the app in question was blown up out of proportion. 
    The differences in men's and women's rights are different in some contries (and, yes, Saudi Arabia is not the only one). And it's well known.

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