Upbeat feminist news from Saudi :)

 Two items of news that I’m happy about. First off a first Saudi female astraounut has emerged. Her name is Lama Al Hazeen and get this; she had her photo in Al Hayat newspaper, no hijab and free-floating with a group of men and women including Steven Hawking. According to Al Hayat, Lama is looking for a sponsor to pay for her trip into space. Here is the picture.

Lama Al Hazeen

Another thing is that on the ground level there’s a lot of buzz about women being allowed to drive. Even the ultra-conservative have a somewhat air of acquiescence. The telegraph reported that a source from Riyadh informed one of their reporters that it would happen by the end of the year. And to mark Women’s Day, March 8th, Wajeha Al-Huwaider got her sister in law to video-tape her driving while making a little speech requesting the authorities to allow women to drive. She then posted the video on You Tube. For more info click here.

15 Comments

Filed under Uncategorized

15 responses to “Upbeat feminist news from Saudi :)

  1. Cooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool!

  2. Pingback: Meet the Saudi women who advocated for the right to drive — and are paying dearly for it | Peak News

  3. Pingback: Meet the Saudi women who advocated for the right to drive — and are paying dearly for it - LonelyBlogging.com

  4. Pingback: Meet the Saudi women who advocated for the right to drive — and are paying dearly for it - Apsny News

  5. Pingback: دافعن عن قيادة المرأة للسيارة ولما رُفع الحظر لم يتمكنَّ من ممارسته.. تعرَّف إلى 4 نساء سعوديات خلف القضبان الآن

  6. Pingback: Saudi Women Take the Wheel But Activists Still Behind Bars | Time

  7. Pingback: As Saudi Women Take the Wheel, Leading Activists Remain Behind Bars – New York News

  8. Pingback: New top story from Time: As Saudi Women Take the Wheel, Leading Activists Remain Behind Bars – World Best News

  9. Pingback: New top story from Time: As Saudi Women Take the Wheel, Leading Activists Remain Behind Bars – The Richardsonian

  10. Pingback: New top story from Time: As Saudi Women Take the Wheel, Leading Activists Remain Behind Bars – Focus News Agency

  11. Pingback: New top story from Time: As Saudi Women Take the Wheel, Leading Activists Remain Behind Bars – Damion Frye

  12. Pingback: New world news from Time: As Saudi Women Take the Wheel, Leading Activists Remain Behind Bars – ÇlusterAssets Inc.,

  13. Pingback: New world news from Time: As Saudi Women Take the Wheel, Leading Activists Remain Behind Bars – The Richardsonian

  14. Pingback: New world news from Time: As Saudi Women Take the Wheel, Leading Activists Remain Behind Bars – I AM THE VIDEOGRAPHER

  15. Pingback: Saudi Women Take the Wheel But Activists Still Behind Bars – The Sunday Time

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s