Saturday, November 15, 2008

Burning Bras

Way, way back... I wasn't even wearing a bra when women were burning them. I was a child. When did that all take place? The sixties? The seventies? I know it was before cable television. According to Snopes, a single bra was thrown into a "freedom trash can," but there was no actual fire... So these women didn't actually burn their bras. But they made an impact and statement in another way. They DROVE CARS. In Riyadh. Forty-seven of them piled into cars and drove for an hour before being arrested. It happened eighteen years ago. And nothing has changed, since. Women still are not allowed to drive in the Sandbox. Is it the ONLY country in the entire world where women are not allowed to drive? Does it make an iota of sense that they cannot? No! It does not...


  1. Is this rule changed very recently..somebody was mentioning women can now drive in saudi? or else whether it is lifted in some particular city?

  2. No the rule has not changed, Jupiter. At least not in the Eastern Province, it hasn't. We are still not allowed to drive... And likely won't be for a very, very long time. I just don't see it happening for the time that we'll be here. Perhaps, someday.


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