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Saudi Women Inching Closer Ever to the Wheel

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Saudi female activists are gearing up to test a long-standing driving ban, with more defiant women already getting behind the wheel as the authorities seem to be taking a more lenient approach.

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Amanda H (0)
Friday October 25, 2013, 4:39 pm
important issue

Jason S (50)
Friday October 25, 2013, 6:54 pm
Good posting, thanks

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Saturday October 26, 2013, 12:13 am

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Saturday October 26, 2013, 1:12 am

Jonathan H (0)
Saturday October 26, 2013, 2:27 am

Danuta W (1248)
Saturday October 26, 2013, 2:47 am

. (0)
Saturday October 26, 2013, 7:30 am
Great news, Cal! Thanks for sharing.

Tamara Hayes (185)
Saturday October 26, 2013, 10:17 am
It is nice to see the women of Saudi Arabia taking their rights seriously and moving forward. All women need to feel empowered to take believe they deserve the same rights as men. Great post Cal, thanks.

MareCad T (2)
Saturday October 26, 2013, 1:22 pm

Joanne Dixon (38)
Saturday October 26, 2013, 1:34 pm
Petition if you haven't already signed:
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Birgit W (160)
Saturday October 26, 2013, 2:12 pm
It is about time that women get equal rights.

divergent revolution (309)
Saturday October 26, 2013, 3:06 pm
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Freedom is hard to take away once given

Roger G (154)
Saturday October 26, 2013, 3:32 pm
noted, thanks

reft h (66)
Saturday October 26, 2013, 4:46 pm
I can't imagine not being able to drive - how strange.

Stan B (123)
Saturday October 26, 2013, 6:12 pm
From a Saudi sheikh.

"Saudi women seeking to challenge a de facto ban on driving should realize that this could affect their ovaries and pelvises, Sheikh Saleh bin Saad al-Luhaydan, a judicial and psychological consultant to the Gulf Psychological Association, told Saudi news website

Driving “could have a reverse physiological impact. Physiological science and functional medicine studied this side [and found] that it automatically affects ovaries and rolls up the pelvis. This is why we find for women who continuously drive cars their children are born with clinical disorders of varying degrees,” Sheikh al-Luhaydan said.

Winn A (179)
Saturday October 26, 2013, 7:10 pm
Good grief, it's about time don't you think!!!

Ben B (20)
Sunday October 27, 2013, 12:58 am
It is unbelievably stupid and oppressive to deny women the opportunity to be self-sufficiently mobile when they choose.

Inge B (202)
Sunday October 27, 2013, 1:45 am
Stand up women and take the right to equality, do not be afraid they can not do anything and they need you, smash the patriarchy.


Ben O (171)
Sunday October 27, 2013, 5:48 am
Well, what century is it in that freaking country...???

Diane K (134)
Sunday October 27, 2013, 8:08 am
It's sad women don't have equal rights in that country, including driving. thanks for sharing.

Marija M (32)
Sunday October 27, 2013, 9:03 am
about time, tks
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