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Should Women Be Allowed To Drive In Saudi Arabia?

A report has been given to the all male Shura Council in Saudia Arabia, which advises the monarchy.  The report claims that allowing women to drive will destroy the country’s tradition of virgin brides.  Mind you, only women are required to be virgins at the time they are wed, not the men.  Apparently driving leads to promiscuity, but only if the drivers are female.
 
King Abdullah has recently given women the right to vote in 2015.   But unless a male relative is willing to drive them to the polls, this “right” is in name only.  This is just one more way for a patriarchal society to control its “uppity” women.  You know the type – women who have brains and opinions.
 

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle-east/saudi-activist-conservative-report-claims-woman-drivers-will-have-options-for-premarital-sex/2011/12/03/gIQAtVmwNO_story.html

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