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Are Saudi women really that oppressed?

Would you want to live as a woman in Saudi Arabia? Based on what you hear, probably not.

Life for women in the Arab kingdom is often painted as one of repression, after all they are forbidden from driving and are restricted by male guardianship laws which deprive them of their independence.

And BBC Trending has covered several stories that have gone viral that show how these restrictions affect women's lives.

But many of these stories also show how women are using social media to make their voices heard, challenging not only their own society but also the stereotype the world has of them.

So for the "Saudis on Social" series we asked Saudi women, if they are really that oppressed?

Video Journalist and reporter Mai Noman

Additional reporting by Ahmed Nour and Hind Suleiman

To follow and join the conversation about life in Saudi Arabia, search for the hashtag #SaudisOnSocial on Twitter and Facebook.

  • 07 Mar 2016
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