Saudi Arabia Agrees to Let Women Drive

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  1. Abu_Senpai

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    A step in the right direction. :grog:

    But there is still a very long way to go until SA will be worthy of my respect.
     
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    Congrats!

    I hope more good things follow!

    Its sorta sad, that only now its being allowed.
     
  3. Super.Nova

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    Actually, I'm still single so maybe that'd work :rofl2:
     
  4. aos10
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    Not really happy, but i have no where to go, as Syrian no country is accepting me.
    In public women should wear not revealing outfit and in this country you should wear black clothes and some on head,but you are not forced to fully cover the head except in some area or the religious police will shout at you and maybe take you jail.

    I never cover my face anyway and wear what i want under the black cover, the black cover so no one can see what i am wearing under.
     
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  5. Super.Nova

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    I wonder why anybody would go to cinemas these days :unsure:
    Piracy is so common in SA (and all over the world, really) that it wouldn't make sense to go watch a movie with many strangers each with their way to annoy :(
    And now that that hidden study from the UK is out, it's basically guilt-free :creep:
     
  6. Abu_Senpai

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    I thought the Religious police are no longer a thing?( i heard they were shutdown) but it seems like they are still around.
     
  7. aos10
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    Not fully shutdown, they are still there but less than before.
    also some not only we have to fear from them but we have to be careful from extremist or anti women people "go to your home and serve your husband...etc"

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    You still need to wait several months for DVD or blue ray version to be released.
    many people go to Bahrain only to watch movies in theaters.
     
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    Woman suck at driving! Why did you do this!? REEEEEEEEEEE...

    (In all honesty why haven't they done this earlier)
     
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    Now to abolish those incredibly fucking stupid anti-homosexual laws there..
     
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    About the starting date for women drive is about 9 months from now, i guess they want to be ready.
    I can wait.


    In another news, i guess we finally are getting cinemas, 4 are being planned in riyadh.

    Can't wait for official news.
     
  11. ThisIsDaAccount

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    About time.

    Maybe they'll start treating women like adults next. Hopefully.
     
  12. Soulsilve2010

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    This is great news!I'm glad SA is finally taking a step in the right direction in how women are treated.I hope that someday they will be more like the west in that regard.I do have a question:What are the rules about women on the internet?You can look a and post what you want?
     
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    Come to Brazil! While the visa acceptance is not as it used to be, there are several syrian communities around the country. Even in my city (Campo Grande - MS) there are some. =)
     
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    I am an expat in KSA, but my wife now is wondering if expats will also be allowed to drive. :rolleyes:

    I never really read the news, specially internet news. But I do hope they include expats as well.
     
  15. aos10
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    It will be very stupid to just make it only for Saudi women, i doubt that.
    But with rises of taxes on non Saudi people, it will be hard to non Saudi female will buy cars.

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    I heard they accept Syrian also, so we are researching for other countries as well.

    (Is the electronic devices really expensive in Brazil?)
     
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  16. phalk

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    It depends. Products that are sold officially aren't too expensive, but things like Nintendo games and consoles, which need to be imported can get expensive. But you can still buy it if you find a job and have no kids and family to take care etc. It's usually like this: A 60 dollars game is sold for around 250 brazilian reais at launch which corresponds to 78 dollars (PS4 games). The minimun wage here is around 300 dollars (monthly), so those are affordable if you really want to.
     
  17. Chelsea_Fantasy

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    good to see some good news!
     
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