An aspect of Saudi Arabia's male guardianship system has become mandatory. Men now receive a text message every time a dependent, including a woman or child, leave the country.
Opponents called it an intrusion of privacy, and some even likened it to "slavery." But some regional observers said the furor would pass if efforts weren't undertaken to address the more deep-rooted causes of male guardianship.
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