Saudis: We may eventually let women drive.

  1. http://www.breitbart.com/news/2005/10/14/D8D7QSTG0.html

    The king of Saudi Arabia says women may eventually be allowed to drive in the kingdom.
    Saudi Arabia will fight the "madness" of Islamic terrorism for 30 years if necessary, but it will expand the rights of women and eventually allow them to drive, Saudi King Abdullah has told an American TV channel.
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  2. 107 Comments

  3. by   Brotherbob
    Women behind the wheel! What is this world coming to????
    Last edit by Brotherbob on Oct 14, '05
  4. by   Jessy_RN
    That would be nice to see happen.
  5. by   SmilingBluEyes
    What progress!
  6. by   caroladybelle
    And H&*% MAY eventially freeze over.

    (isn't this like the many MAYs that we here in daily life, but are never going to come to fruition?)
  7. by   Roy Fokker
    I wonder when someday the Hon'ble King would finally say "We may eventually treat women as human beings instead of poperty".

    Quote from Brotherbob
    Women behind the wheel! What is this world coming to????
    :chuckle:chuckle:chuckle:chuckle
  8. by   weetziebat
    I've discussed this topic with many male Saudis at work, and they are firmly behind the belief it will never happen. Or at least not in their lifetimes. Nor do they want it to.

    The thought of Saudi females driving seems to come up in the newspaper, but even the Saudi women I work with don't anticipate it happenind anytime soon. I work with female docs who, when on call, can't get into the E.R. for hours, till they find a brother or such to drive them. This is all accepted by the patients as normal.

    By the way males drive in the Kingdom, and the way they act when around women makes me understand the governments reluctance to allow women to drive. Men would probably cause accidents just to get to talk with a woman. Think they need to go slow............although not sure how you go slowly into driving...........woman driving with male accompanying her??

    They'll work it out......... it their own time. After all, it is their country.
  9. by   SmilingBluEyes
    It surely is their own country. Makes me appreciate MINE all the more.
  10. by   fergus51
    I don't care whose country it is. Equality is something I believe to be a universal right.
  11. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Well it's not a universal right; but it should be.
  12. by   Roy Fokker
    Quote from weetziebat
    They'll work it out......... it their own time. After all, it is their country.
    However awful the circumstances maybe, I completely agree.
  13. by   fergus51
    Quote from SmilingBluEyes
    Well it's not a universal right; but it should be.
    Just because a government doesn't recognize it as such, doesn't mean it is any less a right. If women choose not to drive or work or whatever, that's fine with me. When you take away their choices, that's another matter.
  14. by   SmilingBluEyes
    I guess it comes down to a discussion as to what "rights" are really. And you will get varying ideas and definitions, I am afraid. The right to drive is NOT universal, that is the fact.

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