It’s now ok to be female in Tunisia …

… But, “Islamists have been protesting against the gender equality plans declared by Tunisian president Beji Caid Essebsi, says the Guardian,  going on:

“Last month,  Essebsi announced his intention to allow women to marry outside the Islamic faith, and to give them equal rights under the country’s inheritance laws.

Currently, a Muslim woman is not allowed to marry a non-Muslim.

Men, however, can marry women of any faith who don’t have to convert. Under Islamic law, men typically receive double the inheritance of any woman.

Citing the country’s 2014 constitution, considered one of the most progressive in the region, the president said: “The state is obliged to achieve full equality between women and men and to ensure equal opportunities for all responsibilities.”

Over to you, Saudi Arabia!