Saudi Twitter users have launched the hashtag #marry_sporty_girl in response to a government decision to introduce physical education in girls’ school, which has been fiercely debated in the ultraconservative kingdom.
Bader tweeted: “If she exercises at home, I’ll marry her. If she practices sports outdoors, I won.”
“And what if a woman refused to marry you fat men? Would you disparage your own ugly bodies?” Darawi tweeted, and received a barrage of negative responses.
لو كل فتاة رفضت السمين الذي يتقدم لها ، لما تهاون الرجال في أجسامهم البشعه#هل_تتزوج_فتاه_مارست_الرياضه
— درعآوي .. (@k232r) February 14, 2016
One person replied:”The problem isn’t in the body, it’s in the head.”
@k151r المشكله مو ف الاجسام
المشكله ف العقول
— Rt12 (@rt1234ty) February 14, 2016
“Would you rather marry someone who suffers from high blood pressure, overweight, and cardiac problems? There is a blessing in exercise, you primitives,” another wrote.
Sara trolled many of the hashtag users when she asked: “The question that needs to be asked is whether that young woman would agree to marry a fat man like you.”
السؤال اهوا هل البنت الرياضية راح تقبل فيك انت وكرشتك ؟ 🙂#هل_تتزوج_فتاه_مارست_الرياضه
— سارّھ (@s__sager) May 4, 2016
They were, in turn defensive: “I’m not fat,” wrote one. Another said: “What’s wrong with my tummy?” and congratulated her for a “spot-on” comeback.
Reema tweeted on behalf of women: “A sporty girl is an attractive girl, good-looking, and certainly better than you men, with your disgusting pants.”