Scrolling through Saudi Twitter, we spotted a page "offering" women for polygamous marriages.

The account categorizes women in lists, numbers them, lists their weight, height, age, and doesn't stop there... it also rates them based on their skin color. 

Yes, you read that right. 

The account's profile image says it all...

One of the hundreds of lists used to offer women interested in polygamous marriages

Unfortunately, it isn't the only page of the sort

There are hundreds of similar accounts circulating on the social media platform, all listing women as commodities, promoting their "features", and "benefits".

And they often post things like this...

"Women these days have weird demands. So many of them come to me asking for a husband who'll 'allow' them to do anything they want, travel with their friends and family, go out for walks or visit relatives. I am in shock over these bizarre conditions they're setting. Our society is going downhill, even marriage has lost its true values, which lie in protecting a woman and providing her stability."  

Are such social media accounts legal in the kingdom?

Speaking to StepFeed, Lina, a Saudi social worker and women's activist, told us more about these accounts, which claim to be online matchmaking platforms. 

"Many who run such pages claim to be online matchmakers, people who try to help women and men get married the 'halal' way and this is why they get away with it. They lure people into accepting this humiliation by going about promoting it as an option to finding a partner without having to physically meet a person or date before getting engaged," she explained. 

When asked if these accounts are legal under Saudi law, the activist said: 

"Most of them are not legal and do not register as companies with the kingdom's Ministry of Commerce or Ministry of Social Affairs." 

"This is an insult to every Saudi woman"

"I must note that some women pass their information to these accounts voluntarily, either because they simply want to find a partner, or because they are desperate to leave their family homes and view marriage as a way to escape. However, there are cases of women who've had their names listed on these accounts against their will. Their information is often sent in by family members who want to marry them off," Lina added.

The activist also asked that people report illegal 'khattaba' (matchmaking) accounts they spot on Twitter, adding that boycotting them is a must. 

"What can we all do in the face of such degradation? At least take some type of action. I think every person who spots similar accounts on Twitter should report and block them. I also believe that people should boycott their services," she said. 

"Every single thing they post is an insult to Saudi women and to women in general. We're in 2018, this phenomenon has to end. It's outrageous that people can get away with publicly degrading and offending women the way they do, practically advertising them like any other product," she explained.