Misogynistic Tweeters from Saudi Arabia got a surprise when they created a hash tag calling female athletes "prostitutes".
Hash tag calling Saudi's female athletes 'prostitutes of the Olympics' started, but has been hijacked to support them :-) #عاهرات_الاولمبياد— Tarek Shalaby (@tarekshalaby) July 27, 2012
I'm glad to say there is push back. The intolerance and ignorance is being rejected for what it is. Instead of the shame they expected to impart on women determined to experience human rights.
On Twitter, a Saudi Twitter user allegedly called Sultan Al Hilali spread the hash tag #عاهراتالاولمبياد which translates to The Prostitutes of the Olympics, reportedly in reference to the Saudi athletes taking part in the games. The hash tag got many angry responses, as well as a few in its support.Note I will add more in a bit. I desperately need my coffee first.
#عاهراتالاولمبياد تذكرونني بأوربا العصور المظلمة, تشتمون هذا و تقذفون تلك باسم الدين. الدين براء منكم.
@SkittlesFairy: You remind me of Europe in the Dark Ages; you insult this and slur that person in the name of religion. This religion has nothing to do with you.
6:30 AM PT: I had to get my dig in: