Monday, May 23, 2011

Support the Right of Saudi Arabian Women to Drive



In 2008, Saudi Arabian officials promised to allow women the right to drive a car by the end of the year. That promise was broken. The same promise was made to Saudi Arabian women during this year's Arab Spring, but that promise has not yet been kept. In the meantime, Saudi Arabian women are beginning to defy authorities, and getting behind the wheel. While 20% of Saudi Arabian women work, hiring drivers takes a good chunk of their salary.

June 17th has been chosen as the day that Saudi women will get behind the wheel en masse, but their facebook page was removed and one of the activists arrested. Of course, the movement has a blog, written by a lady in Boston who lived in Saudi Arabia for many years.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Dr Kilovolt said...

You declare yourself conservative and Christianist, yet you support women's rights. So I wonder how you feel about your buddy Bob Dold's vote for H.R.3, with its anti-abortion measures including tax increases on women and IRS audits for victims of rape and incest? Just curious.
(Sorry, I would have signed my comment via Google account, but there seems to be a bug preventing it)

May 24, 2011, 11:15:00 AM  
Blogger Publia said...

No taxpayer funding for abortions is just fine with me.

Jun 6, 2011, 10:06:00 AM  

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