Saudi society remains male-dominated. Saudi women activists stress that men who discriminate against women should not be given absolute power. They reject the male intellectual structures that continue to form the basic framework for thought and action. Therefore, the call for a ministry to empower women by Dr. Maha al-Munif, director of the National Family Safety Program and a prominent activist, should be supported by all Saudi women today.
Women in such a ministry could be more effective in their efforts to tackle economic necessities and help their sisters with their social responsibilities toward their children.Samar Fatany