Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Woman Drives in Riyadh

The headline is "Young Saudi Woman Drives to Death." Apparently she was going at a high rate of speed and the car overturned. I'm no forensic expert or accident reconstruction specialist, but don't you have to hit something - or have something hit you - for a car to overturn? Just asking.

No article on women driving would be complete without stating that they "are prohibited from driving in the Kingdom due to a strict interpretation of a law requiring women to be with their legal guardians (mahram) when in public." Whatever.

Will women EVER drive here? "Government officials say that the decision to lift the driving ban must come from society when it is ready." Society is "ready" in the entire REST OF THE WORLD, but not here. Very telling. Very.

1 comment:

  1. Haha, yea that's true, Saudi's need to get over it, they are the comparably tiny minority view the rest of us get criticized over.


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