In response to this post on Gender Apartheid in Saudi Arabia, Antigone writes:
I think Antigone is on the right track. I don't think there is any point in organizing a demonstration unless one has educated oneself and has a clear sense of one's objectives.
But I have to admit that I am completely clueless. All I do is sit in my comfy chair and toss out ideas on my blog. I have never been an activist at all, on campus or otherwise. So I turn the question over to you, all of you readers. I bet some of you are experienced activists. Can you provide some advice? Also, are there any resources or books available with tips for effective campus activism?
Also with regard to Saudi Arabia in particular-- does anyone know about particular organizations or activism that Antigone can hook up with or try to help?
UPDATE: As I consider this, I am reminded by some of the comments to my original post regarding the fact that people are sometimes hesitant to address gender apartheid because it is wrapped up with touchy issues of religion. So I think that it is important to make it clear that any action you take is a protest against politically-enforced gender apartheid, not a protest against Islam itself. I would read up on the differences between Islam in general and Wahabbism, which is the particular state-sanctioned, fundamentalist school of Islam from which Saudi Arabia derives its gender laws. You may want to reach out to any Islamic groups on campus who may (or may not) be willing to help you get your message across in a way that is respectful of Islam while also protesting governmental imposition of this particular school of Islam on women in Saudi Arabia.