Women Activists Prepare to Defy Saudi Arabian Driving Ban

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    Jun 16, 2011 8:52 PM GMT
    "Tomorrow women across Saudi Arabia are going to do something drastic. Something women in many parts of the world do every day without much thought while running errands, picking the kids up from school, going to work. They are going to drive."
    http://blog.amnestyusa.org/women/women-activists-prepare-to-defy-saudi-arabian-driving-ban/

    The original ban was put into place in 1991, on the reasoning that women driving would result in the mixing of genders...So women have been forced to take taxis or hire drivers, where they would again be alone with unfamiliar men. The driving ban is pretty ridiculous, so an online group of women activists have launched a driving protest tomorrow (where the women will defy the law and drive)



    Check out this video of a Manal Al Sharif (a women) driving in the city. She gives a good account of the progressive consciousnesses of the women and people of Saudi Arabia.
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    Jun 16, 2011 8:57 PM GMT
    Has anyone told FearTheFall? They'll be driving straight to his apartment to do him a mischief. Because all muslims are terrorists (apparently).
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    Jun 16, 2011 9:04 PM GMT
    TigerTim saidHas anyone told FearTheFall? They'll be driving straight to his apartment to do him a mischief. Because all muslims are terrorists (apparently).


    ^ Lol +1
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    Jun 16, 2011 11:28 PM GMT
    Good luck to to them. The Saudis are becoming more progressive, but not fast enough!
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    Jun 17, 2011 5:04 AM GMT
    I guess Allah decided women shouldn't be driving in 1991. I wonder what changed his mind?
    Seriously, these fundamentalist f*cktards make me sick.
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    Jun 17, 2011 5:05 AM GMT
    The Rosa Parks of Saudi Arabia...
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    Jun 17, 2011 5:09 AM GMT
    actual image of one of the cars:

    women-drivers-shoe-car.jpg

    inspiring.
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    Jun 17, 2011 5:12 AM GMT
    blackstrap saidactual image of one of the cars:

    women-drivers-shoe-car.jpg

    inspiring.


    Those women are not wearing Burquas! THOSE BITCHES WILL BURN IN HELL! And get raped by me.
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    Jun 17, 2011 5:12 AM GMT
    TigerTim saidHas anyone told FearTheFall? They'll be driving straight to his apartment to do him a mischief. Because all muslims are terrorists (apparently).


    Not all. But the religion still reeks of fear and oppression, whereas other world faiths have modernized except for a few clumps of Christian extremists. Ke$ha's "Blow" is the theme song of Islam for a reason.
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    Jun 17, 2011 5:13 AM GMT
    it sounds like a safe idea. women who have not driven in twenty years jumping in their cars with their kids. plus WOMEN DRIVERS AMIRITE?!
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    Jun 17, 2011 6:53 AM GMT
    JB82 said
    Those women are not wearing Burquas! THOSE BITCHES WILL BURN IN HELL! And get raped by me.


    O you goin there too? *begins shopping for buttplugs* lol
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    Jun 17, 2011 7:27 PM GMT
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    TigerTim saidHas anyone told FearTheFall? They'll be driving straight to his apartment to do him a mischief. Because all muslims are terrorists (apparently).


    Not all. But the religion still reeks of fear and oppression, whereas other world faiths have modernized except for a few clumps of Christian extremists. Ke$ha's "Blow" is the theme song of Islam for a reason.


    It's all relative, the Japanese are not thanking the US for nuking Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
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    Jun 17, 2011 7:47 PM GMT


    Updated | 3:15 p.m. Although random acts of women driving were reported in major cities across Saudi Arabia on Friday, the protest against the longstanding ban appears to have been smaller than initially anticipated after the Saudi government imprisoned a main organizer for nine days last month.

    Scattered reports by social media and an informal network of activists suggested that the number of women who drove was in the dozens, with few incidents of confrontations with either the traffic or the morals police reported. At least half a dozen women who were stopped were escorted home and admonished not to drive again, said activists reached by telephone.


    http://thelede.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/06/17/saudi-women-protest-driving-ban/
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    Jun 17, 2011 8:43 PM GMT
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    FearTheFall said
    TigerTim saidHas anyone told FearTheFall? They'll be driving straight to his apartment to do him a mischief. Because all muslims are terrorists (apparently).


    Not all. But the religion still reeks of fear and oppression, whereas other world faiths have modernized except for a few clumps of Christian extremists. Ke$ha's "Blow" is the theme song of Islam for a reason.


    It's all relative, the Japanese are not thanking the US for nuking Hiroshima and Nagasaki.


    What is your "it's all relative" implying? No one today nuked Japan except for maybe some 80 year old man. So there's no need for the U.S. to feel guilty. That's like telling Germany to not intervene with human rights because they had the Holocaust.
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    Jun 18, 2011 3:23 AM GMT
    blackstrap saidit sounds like a safe idea. women who have not driven in twenty years jumping in their cars with their kids. plus WOMEN DRIVERS AMIRITE?!


    I can assure you it would be unlikely to lower the standard of driving there.