Saudi women can finally drive
Every time you think, you weaken the nation —Moe Howard
Saturday, August 18, 2018, 10:08:UTC)(
27 September 2017
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia -- Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, king of Saudi Arabia, has shown his wisdom and foresight by allowing the women of his kingdom to drive. This revolutionary change in policy was recently announced to the world, demonstrating that "progress without change" has taken a new direction. Saudi women have been freed from the requirement to have a man drive them around all the time. While this may not seem too much of a burden to high school girls, it has led to much discontent among the more heavily clothed of the kingdom.
Women are now allowed to drive around the harem in specially approved cars, affording them the opportunity to enjoy the cool Saudi breezes rushing past their faces. They can also learn the rudiments of controlling a vehicle, something that women may find particularly difficult if they live in Saudi Arabia. They can explore the mysteries of steering and braking, and if this experiment is successful, perhaps even acceleration if the approved cars are someday allowed to have engines.
Saudi women have taken this new freedom in their stride, although it is not certain whether they are smiling under their burqas. Attempts to interview a sample of women have met with little success and a great deal of pugnacious behavior on the part of Saudi men. We will just have to wait to see what the ultimate effects of this radical move toward liberation will be.