Saudi Arabia Agrees to Let Women Drive

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  1. aos10
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    i am actually crying, after so much, women can finally drive cars in Saudi Arabia

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/26/world/middleeast/saudi-arabia-women-drive.html

    "Ministry of Foreign Affairs"
    https://twitter.com/KSAMOFA/status/912754205563117568


    i can't wait to get my license, no more waiting for my brother to pick me up :rofl2:

    my only issue right now is many men in the country have rock minded, they don't believe in women power, and other still won't accept this change right now.

    i hope everything go as plan without problems.
    we still need a Law for Harassment.

    peace on you all :bow:

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    have fun :)
     
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    Congrats on the victory; I hope more things like this follow suit!
     
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    nice, though it still is a tad sad to hear women being seen as unfit to drive all the way to now in a part of the world, granted it's now being lifted but I still don't get why women would be seen as lower then men...
     
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    I wish an actual future for the women of Saudi Arabia now that they're finally starting to learn they were wrong about women being second-class citizens.
     
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    Congrats, I myself was more than sure that the new crown prince will allow it.
    I am very glad that the women here are starting to get the rights and respect they absolutely deserve.
    مبروك :ninja:
     
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    Wew Good for you. Tbh I hope more things like this happen and I don't know why stupid barriers like this are created to stop people from doing what they want when it is beneficial to most people
     
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    Congratulations. I am celebrating with you, Saudi Arabia. Finally! They deserve to drive now. YAY!:hrth::toot::grog::bow:
     
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    Good to hear that. (Have fun) :yay:
     
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    I personally would have loved it if someone could drive me around however I want.
    I drive nearly 100 miles daily (155 KM to be precise) and am sick to the bone from driving!

    Anyways, congrats on the this.
    I'll probably upgrade my car insurance tomorrow :rofl2:

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    The problem is majority are idiots and many of the rest are paid for their opinions.
    Sheikhs, for example, used to come up with the most ridiculous excuses and even involved religion into this when everybody with a single brain cell would see countless faults in their claims.
    (No seriously, even at the time Islam came up women could go and do however they want!)

    At least the upcoming King doesn't go with those halfwits decisions.
     
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    Well, you only need to get a woman now....... /s (it's a joke, don't kill me)
     
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    My teaching days in Saudi Arabia are over. Partially because of the economic collapse due to the decay of the oil sands profit. Best of luck to anyone trying to live a good life out there ;D
     
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    yeb, oil price are rising in saudi arabia, soon the price will rise up to 80% for oil 91 and 95.
     
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    it's totally unsafe to drive with that dressing :teach::teach:

    i hope they pass a law that woman can not wear that full cover if the cars got black tinted glass like a limo...

    anyway, why did they decided to let woman drive? they realized if woman drive they can get more money from oil tax?
     
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    the photo is a joke, women can wear anything in the head or not wear hijab, but you have to wear decent not revealing clothes.

    about why? there are many reasons of why, mostly because the oil is about to go away so they have to do something about economy and to let women to do more jobs.

    we are also getting cinemas SOON™.
     
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    Congrats! Hopefully you'll see more civil rights in the near future! :)
     
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    i thought in some parts of islamic countries woman had to be fully covered?
     
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    in public yes,but not fully covered, some area you closed area you can not wear anything on head (if you want like in hospitals).
    there is several kind of hijab, so it's up to the Muslim women (or her guardian) to wear or not wear the full hijab.
     
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    You live in Saudi Arabia? Are you happy there? Are you allowed to wear normal clothes in the public?
     
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    Congratz, hopefully the crazy religion nuts don't start fire bombing women's cars or w/e.
     
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