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« Shareef, the true Jordanian spinsterVisiting the elderly »

Turns out, Women can drive!

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  • On:Saturday, March 22, 2008 2:37:22 AM
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    It took Saudi Arabia around 60 years to realize that women could actually drive. I welcome this move with mixed emotions since such a move is long overdue.

    This is not the first time I write to criticize the practices of Saudi Arabia, although this is the first time that I am commending them on the move although it comes with a disappointing price tag

    Hat tip, Crossroads Arabia Via Ha Ana Za! ,

    The price they women have to pay is not cheap. Rules like "taking permission", "being over 30", Curfew hours and having a cellphone at all times add insult to injury

    But it's ok!

    This move is totally worth it.

    A whole new set of rules is also being discussed to make sure they protect the female drivers. This part I really like,

    1. Women driver's hot-line to handle emergencies
    2. Jail sentences for men who harass women drivers of up to 8 months
    3. Women only get their license taken away if they violate the rules

    Now that #2 needs to be applied in more places. Yes, you know where! The lands where "Targeem" (the "art" of delivering a small piece of paper with the Male's number on it)

    Don't get me wrong, a little teasing is fine as long as it's tolerated but it stops there!

    The amount of backwardness puzzles me. I mean, here we are, 1400 years after the story of Aisha riding a camel and this was mentioned twice. Once in the story of Efk and the second time in Al Jamal battle. Muslims seemed to be more liberal back then than these days.

    But, who cares!

    Women can drive..

    That's one small step for (Wo)men, one giant leap for the Saudi society.

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    بعد شوي بصير بدهم يصوتوا!يا أخي هذا الكلام لا يجوز..يا هملالي!!
    LOL!!!
    this calls for a party wallahi , it is a really big step for the Saudi Law !
    I live in SA women still can't drive...they are talking about it.

    but even if they allow us to do...I don't think it will be safe to drive the first "2 years?"
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    • On: 3/23/2008 6:06:38 PM
    The primary reason why women don't drive is because there's so much desperation on the male side that it has become dangerous to be a woman there. Kudos on rule #2 - but you can't understand the driving conditions there until you've been a resident for 18 years.
    You too can have your Memories Documented

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