The first ever Girls Council in Saudi Arabia's al-Qassim province was held on Saturday ... but, there wasn't a girl in sight.
In fact, images showed 13 men seated on stage, drawing the ire of social media commenters. According to al-Araby, female participation was limited to a video-link which an unknown number of female participants joined from another room.
The meeting was chaired by the governor of al-Qassim province Prince Faisal bin Mishal bin Saud.
"In the Qassim region we look at women as sisters to men, and we feel responsible to open up more and more opportunities in all that will serve the work of women and girls," Saud said.
The province's Girls Council is led by Abir bint Salman, the governor's wife.
Although Saudi Arabia has been faced with criticism for denying its women the right to drive (among many other things), it has been enforcing change in different areas.
Saudi women themselves have been continuously fighting for change - through art and music.
Since 2013, at least 30 of the kingdom's 150 Shura Council members have been women.
Although the body is not democratically elected, with the members appointed by the king, the legislative body has a higher percentage of women than many other countries, including the U.S.
Nonetheless, people are not satisfied, particularly in light of the photo's release.
Some sarcastically called it "forward thinking" because "these men...identify as girls"
"Where are the girls from al Qassim at during the province's first Girl Council?"
Some expressed shame and disappointment
Some are in disbelief
People responded with a dose of sarcasm ...
A lot of it
And you have those drawing comparisons with other international meetings
This isn't the first time a photo showing a "women's conference" in Saudi Arabia goes viral. In 2013, this photo made the rounds online for the very same reason.
According to the Huffington Post, the picture, which features rows of men at a women's conference, was traced back to Beladalorb.com, which says it was published in Saudi newspaper Okaz in 2012.
The conference, titled ‘women in society,' was reportedly held at the University of Qassim and was apparently attended by representatives of 15 countries.