The Lacroix reading touched on many different ways of thinking about the social activism and protesting that has happened and is still happening in Saudi Arabia. She touches on the idea that it may seem that these protests and movements for change in regime and in human rights have not had a large impact on making a real difference in the country. This may be the case, but she also goes into detail explaining the impacts these movements have had on the citizens in the country in different areas and how it has sparked debate in many places. It is interesting that even though she explained that many of the people in Saudi Arabia agreed that change needed to be made, some disagreed on the extent to which change should take place and also how to go about making this change. This caused issues between activists who actually had the same fundamental ideas but instead of joining together as comrades as Lacroix puts it, they have become pulled apart. This has worked against the cause that many of these activists and citizens have tried to work towards, as Liberals and Islamists are seeing each other as different rather than the same. The government is able to take advantage of this situation and push their own agenda on the public, causing more political dissent. There are many different sects of activists within Saudi Arabia, and I think that although after reading about it I understand why these groups view their fundamental values as different, they should ally themselves with each other if they expect to make lasting and visible changes in their country. Overall, everybody seems to be seeking change so instead of focusing on the different way in which they choose to go about making this change they should join forces and tackle the regime as a whole.