Saudi Women dare to drive

26 Oct

Hello Everyone!

Thank you all for the wonderful comments about my Granny. We are having a spectacular time together, having heard so much about each other. She cleverly concocted some story about how she’s here to spend quality time carving pumpkins with grandchildren, but she and I know better. She came solely to meet me. I am so flattered.  (We’ll try to  make time for her to visit with the others.)

 

Meanwhile, today Oct. 26 is a BIG day in Saudi Arabia where women have campaigned to get behind the wheel and drive. Followers of SK know that currently women risk arrest and even “lashings” if they are caught driving. Campaigns have organized over the years to promote the benefit of women driving. No more having to wait for a male to drive you someplace, no dealing with appointments trying to get a driver, and just overall independence.

Previous attempts fizzled out as protestors were arrested, and such.

A group of women organized an online campaign to rescind the ban – the only place on earth where women are banned from driving. They garnered more than 16,000 signatures. They have also received support from media around the world.

My pub has pasted a Youtube clip of one of four woman who reportedly drove today. The quality of the video looks as though my publicist may have taken it. For that matter, it looks as though my pub may have been driving, especially the scene where they come a little too close to a tree branch. Actually, we can’t quite tell who is driving. Hmmmmm.

Enjoy and please add your support to giving women equal rights, xo, LMA

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7 Responses to “Saudi Women dare to drive”

  1. sued51 October 26, 2013 at 12:20 pm #

    The driver did come rather close to that tree, but a brave act, nonetheless!

  2. Sheila October 28, 2013 at 12:42 pm #

    I’m happy to hear they’re getting behind that wheel! I’m sure your publicist is a great driver. 🙂

    • louisamayalcatt October 30, 2013 at 8:47 pm #

      we are happy they are taking the initiative, too, but we are not so sure about my pub’s driving, xo LMA

  3. Mary Strong-Spaid October 30, 2013 at 6:41 pm #

    If I was not allowed to drive, and I had to wait and hope that a man would eventually take me where I want to go. ….I would not be happy. That’s an understatement.

    • louisamayalcatt October 30, 2013 at 8:46 pm #

      We so get that! Let’s hope these gals make some serious progress. xo LMA

  4. LB November 2, 2013 at 2:35 pm #

    Awesome and thanks for letting me know! We so often take for granted all the rights that we have that women forget what the Suffragettes did for us and the vote! I’m so glad that there are strong women in Saudi pursuing the right to drive!

  5. Born To Organize January 5, 2016 at 9:21 pm #

    It defies logic in this day and age that women are banned from driving. It was encouraging to see Saudi women running for local political positions in recent weeks. The more they get a legitimate voice, the more this nonsense will come to a screeching halt.

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