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    Aussie women - work in the dark and are far far quicker than Dutton - fortunately

    Secret women’s network led the charge to help Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun

    "An underground network of Australian women who helped a Saudi teenager escape from life under the abaya ...."

    "some like Nourah were moved to safe houses this week, after the extreme publicity generated by Rahaf’s case — and there’s the rub, because Rahaf’s campaign to leave Saudi Arabia was successful because she was able to use social media to devastating advantage.
    One member of the network, who didn’t want to be identified, said, “it’s because she had no fear. No, that’s not right. She was scared, but she was fearless about using social media. We’ve seen other women, they will tweet (their distress if held up at the airport) but they won’t tweet at the media, they won’t be demanding attention, the way that she was.
    “She was terrified, but she was so determined to not get sent back.”
    And you can see why: Saudi Arabia is the worst place on earth to be a woman, and — as the state-sanctioned murder of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi; the public flogging of human rights blogger Raif Badawi; and the regular executions make plain — it’s not much of a haven for anyone else, either."
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