The music video entitled, “Hwages” uploaded by a Saudi Director, Majed al-Esa in the last week of December’16 in which Saudi Arabia women in niqabs are breaking free of the shackles on them and flying away on swift wings to their happy place has gone viral.
The video begins with the women in niqabs getting into the driver’s seat of a car, while a young boy drives it.
The sheds light on the absolute preposterousness of the laws prohibiting women to practice their basic rights in the country, such as driving a car.
Then, the women take to riding their bikes, skateboard and roller skates.
They are shown playing basketball, reveling and dancing at a night club as well as relishing their time at a carnival.
All the while, two men are shown to disapprove of whatever the women are doing and the poster of the POTUS- Donald Trump makes a few appearances.
The lyrics of the song truly show how exasperated these women are;-
“May all men sink into oblivion.”
“If only God would rid us of men.”
“May men go extinct, they cause us to have mental illnesses.”
Amera al-Taweel, the ex-wife of Saudi prince Al-Waleed bin Talal, shared the video on Twitter. The video has received a lot of praise worldwide while the conservative men of Saudi Arabia condemn it.
Many of them have ranted about how revolting the video is on their twitter handles.