Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Against the Saudi ban on women driving - No Woman, No Drive

Saudi women drive

Last week I watched a video shared by one of my friends on YouTube for a song by a Saudi artist Whose name is Hisham Fageeh. The video was obviously making fun in a satirical way of The Saudi ban on women driving which is a very sensitive topic in Saudi Arabia.

Driving is not the main idea of the movement that encouraged women to go out and drive, the main idea was to try to change the mindset in the kingdom and force men to consider the fact that women are equal to them.

For a woman, living in Saudi Arabia is not easy even in the 21st century where the country is still suffering from a tribal patriarchal culture.

Some years ago I read the book Princess: A True Story of Life Behind the Veil in Saudi Arabia by Jean Sasson which is based on a true story of a Saudi princess detailing how life is unfair especially for women in the kingdom.


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