The Saudi obsession with women's sexuality and fear of their power to expedite the collapse of the crumbling status quo is not accidental. Since the inception of the Saudi/Wahhabi alliance in the mid-18th century, one of its tactics has been to divide and conquer. The country has been divided along gender, regional, religious and ethnic lines since its formation in 1932.
However, things are changing thanks to social media, which is being used extensively by Saudis (in and out of the country) to discuss sources of oppression, such as the religious establishment, that have preyed on society in order to ensure its control in the name of god and in accordance with Saudi interpretation of Islam.
Women are rising up and demanding their legitimate and basic rights while the system continues to hold onto dated and unsustainable methods of ruling that became outdated two centuries ago.