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Old 09-26-17, 08:30 PM
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Saudi Arabia Agrees to Let Women Drive

Saudi Arabia announced on Tuesday that it would allow women to drive,
ending a longstanding policy that has become a global symbol of the oppression of women in the ultraconservative kingdom.


A Royal decree that Saudi women will be entitled to having drivers licenses in June 2018. A big step in correcting woman's rights and a drag on the Saudi Arabia economy.
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Re: Saudi Arabia Agrees to Let Women Drive

One small step perhaps leading to future great leaps.
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It's a step in the right direction.
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One small step perhaps leading to future great leaps.
Yes, they've now entered the latter part of the 19th century.
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Yes, they've now entered the latter part of the 19th century.
Well, as they say in the desert, Riyadh wasn't built in a day.
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Yes, they've now entered the latter part of the 19th century.
I agree - and of course they can only drive in this car:

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There's a "women drivers" joke in this somewhere.
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Yep. When car makers put electric starter motors on cars, women no longer had to rely on men to crank-start cars. They were suddenly able to drive on their own. Driving was no longer a nearly exclusively male preserve. So American men told put-down jokes about women drivers for fifty years.
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Ford ad for Saudi women:
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Welcome to the driverís seat. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SaudiWomenMove?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#SaudiWomenMove</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SaudiWomenCanDrive?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#SaudiWomenCanDrive</a> <a href="https://t.co/oksRbFvLWa">pic.twitter.com/oksRbFvLWa</a></p>&mdash; Ford Middle East (@FordMiddleEast) <a href="https://twitter.com/FordMiddleEast/status/913088482838491137?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 27, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
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Ford ad for Saudi women:
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Welcome to the driverís seat. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SaudiWomenMove?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#SaudiWomenMove</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SaudiWomenCanDrive?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#SaudiWomenCanDrive</a> <a href="https://t.co/oksRbFvLWa">pic.twitter.com/oksRbFvLWa</a></p>&mdash; Ford Middle East (@FordMiddleEast) <a href="https://twitter.com/FordMiddleEast/status/913088482838491137?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 27, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
That's either going to win them an award or they'll be shredded to pieces on social media.
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That's either going to win them an award or they'll be shredded to pieces on social media.
I agree - and after that someone in an ad agency will likely get a raise (or fired).
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Re: Saudi Arabia Agrees to Let Women Drive

Saudi Arabia's ban on women driving officially ended today.

<iframe width="640" height="360" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/aRyu5NoT0WU" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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Only after midnight. That’s a great idea!
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Great news, hopefully a good further step for women's rights in Saudi Arabia.
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