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Tuesday, January 22

Saudi Arabia to move out of the 12th Century?

Saudi Arabia to lift ban on women drivers

Don't hold your breath.
Government officials have confirmed the landmark decision and plan to issue a decree by the end of the year.
If the ban on women driving is lifted, it could be years before the full impact is seen. Practical hurdles stopping women obtaining licences and insurance must be overcome.
Critics believe allowing women to drive would be the first step towards a gradual erosion of the kingdom's modesty laws. A woman would have to remove the traditional abaya robe to get a clear view behind the wheel.

But seriously, I think the trouble with Saudi men is Saudi men. Obviously they cannot even fathom the idea of self control.

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