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A Few Brave Women Dare Take Wheel in Defiance of Saudi Law

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posted on May, 27 2011 @ 01:15 AM
At this rate maybe bikinis will be legal by June 17 3011.

That still seems optimistic.

Hopefully they prevail.

Martyrdom sucks.

posted on Jun, 17 2011 @ 12:48 PM

Updated | 1:20 p.m. Although random acts of women driving were reported in major cities across Saudi Arabia on Friday, the protest against the longstanding ban appears to have been smaller than initially anticipated after the Saudi government imprisoned a main organizer for nine days last month.
Scattered reports by social media and an informal network of activists suggested that the number of women who drove was in the dozens, with few incidents of confrontations with either the traffic or the morals police reported. At least half a dozen women who were stopped were escorted home and admonished not to drive again, said activists reached by telephone.

June 17, 2011 5:19 AM

Saudi women's drive for greater freedom

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Video: Saudi Women Fight for Right to Drive

posted on Jun, 17 2011 @ 04:43 PM
In 90's I use to take in long-term students, one of which was a Saudi man. He was delightful and nothing like you would expect. He came from a wealthy family and was married with 2 little daughters, Father agreed and over they came.

He wanted his wife to drive, got her a car the day she passed her test. I suspect he's not unique because although he was wealthy and the family had servants etc, not all Saudi families are the same and a wife who drives is an asset.

I also remember the Saudi King being reported as saying that he would like the Saudi Women to play more of a role in the country after the trouble with Sadam's rockets landing in Riyadh.

posted on Dec, 2 2011 @ 11:01 AM
Saudis fear there will be ‘no more virgins’ and people will turn gay if female drive ban is lifted

Repealing a ban on women drivers in Saudi Arabia would result in ‘no more virgins’, the country’s religious council has warned.

A ‘scientific’ report claims relaxing the ban would also see more Saudis - both men and women - turn to homosexuality and pornography.

The startling conclusions were drawn by Muslim scholars at the Majlis al-Ifta’ al-A’ala, Saudi Arabia’s highest religious council, working in conjunction with Kamal Subhi, a former professor at the King Fahd University.

and there you have it.

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