Under the Black Blanket

02/24/12

WHY SAUDI WOMEN SHOULD NOT DRIVE

King Abdullah ibn Abdul Aziz in 2002

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STOP, in the name of love!

Today, on Mideastposts.com, a writer named Abu Muhammed, describing himself as an "American Muslim in exile," writes about why Saudi women should not be allowed to drive.

It seems that unaccompanied women in Saudi are subject to relentless harassment, not just from religious police, but from all those hormonally challenged poor young men who can't have sex until they are in their 30s and have accumulated enough money to buy a wife.

Abu helpfully includes in his article a short video of a woman, walking with a small boy, through the gauntlet.

Better to stay home, than to train those young men to treat women like people, I guess.


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