So after reading about this news event I decided to dig a little deeper into this subject. What I found is quite appalling and disturbing.
I’d be particularly interested in hearing both women and men’s views on this matter from people who live in N. America, S. America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia.
So what would it be like to a woman living in Saudi Arabia? I’ll eventually present highlights of the majority of points from the wiki article. But here are the first 3.
These people need Jesus Christ. Pleas pray for the women of Saudi Arabia.
1. Male Guardian
Under Saudi law, all females must have a male guardian, typically a father, brother or husband. The guardian has duties to, and rights over, the woman in many aspects of civic life.
Depending on the guardian, women may need their guardian's permission for: marriage and divorce; travel, if under 45; education; employment; opening a bank account; elective surgery, particularly when sexual in nature.
Hijab is a tradition practiced by many in the Arab world, in which women are socially segregated or secluded.
Women can be charged with prostitution for socializing with a man who is not a relative. 
Male guardianship is closely related to namus (or "sharaf" in a Bedouin context), roughly translated as "honor". It also carries connotations of modesty and respectability. The namus of a male includes the protection of the females in his family. He provides for them, and in turn the women's honor (sometimes called "ird") reflects on him. Namus is a common feature of many different patriarchal societies.
Namus is associated with honor killing. If a man loses namus because of a woman in his family, he may attempt to cleanse his honor by punishing her. In extreme cases, the punishment can be death. The suspicion alone of a woman's wrongdoing can be enough for her to be subject to violence in the name of honor.