Women driving: Topic is getting tedious

The ban on women driving in Saudi Arabia is a topic that has become tedious due to the uncountable times it has been written about since the 1980s.

Saudi Arabia is infamous for its gender discrimination when it comes to who gets to sit in the driver’s seat. The only thing that rivals it in what the country is known for globally is our never-ending supply of oil. What is ironic is that on both sides, Saudis who oppose and those who are calling for lifting the ban, is that they are in agreement that the whole issue is petty. READ MORE

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5 responses to “Women driving: Topic is getting tedious

  1. The Hypocrisy of Political Inequity and Corruption in The Bourgeoisie Aristocratic ” Democracies ” of The West, would not make a good Philosophical Foundation for the fledgling Sociopolitical Societies of The East.

  2. B

    Any law or ban which limits a woman’s ability to care for and protect herself is not a petty issue. If anything the ban on women driving is the crux of women’s rights in Saudi Arabia. If a woman cannot leave her home without a man to drive her, what good is her ability to vote, work, or seek divorce rights? She is still a prisoner in her own home.

  3. Richard Ure

    If the argument is so old as to be tedious, why isn’t the issue FIXED by now? If the sexes were not so starved of the regular acquaintance of each other, most of the problems would go away as they have in the rest of the world many years ago.

    Most societies believe they can learn from international experience, but not the Saudis. Why the difference? Is the label “conservative” sufficient explanation.

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