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No Women, No Drive : Saudi Ban on Women Drivers

Saudi Arabia is the only country in the world that does not allow women to drive a car

Yesterday, around 60 women defied the Saudi authorities and protested against the ban by getting behind the wheel (http://tinyurl.com/nl3lzdy)

While one muslim cleric has sought to justify  the ban on spurious health grounds, claiming that driving damages  a woman’s ovaries, the real reason for  limiting a woman’s independence and freedom of movement is social control. Saudi Arabia is a strongly patriarchal society that wants to keep women in their place.

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2 comments on “No Women, No Drive : Saudi Ban on Women Drivers

  1. duncanr
    October 28, 2013

    no women drivers on the road, eh ?

    hhmm, maybe the Saudies are on to something 😉

    • Meesha
      October 28, 2013

      Lucky for you you added that winking smiley to the end of you comment, Duncanr 😆

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