Women in Saudi Arabia are wearing their abayas — long, black robes that many feel pressured to wear when they leave the house in the Islamic kingdom — inside out as part of a stealthy feminist protest.
The women all posted careful selfies and videos of themselves under the hashtag #العبايه_المقلوبه, meaning “inside out abaya.”
Although the hashtag was widely shared, none of the images showed the women’s faces.
This 19-year-old, who didn’t want to be formally identified, lives in the capital, Riyadh, and has been wearing her abaya inside out.
One 26-year-old, who also lives in Ridayh, said she’d been wearing her abaya inside out for a week.
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said in March that women did not have to wear the garment all the time.