4. Saudi King Abdullah said he supports women right to drive
The king told Barbarah Walters of ABC News in 2005: “I believe strongly in the rights of women … my mother is a woman, my sister is a woman, my daughter is a woman, my wife is a woman. I believe the day will come when women drive. In fact, if you look at the areas in Saudi Arabia, the deserts and in the rural areas, you will find that women do drive The issue will require patience. In time, I believe it will be possible.”
6. Some drivers have hygiene issues
@_ohouds_: How can I tell my driver that his B.O. is killing me! It is reaching me in the backseat!
@noufixxo: He smells bad, his B.O. is bad and he is wearing yesterday’s clothes. Why would he need an hour in the bathroom after waking up, I don’t know!!!!!!!
7. Women need to get to work
Lack of transportation is a main hurdle to decrease the high unemployment rate among Saudi women which reached 36 percent last year.
9. There are many other important issues Saudi women need to tackle
Saudi women live under male guardianship rules that put many restrictions on their lives. The judiciary still does not recognize them. Women need to get the driving ban out of the way so they can deal with the bigger issues of inequality.
10. To stop Shams from making horrible music like this
While it’s nice of the Saudi-Kuwaiti singer to lend her support to the cause, this is a terrible song. If the ban on driving is not lifted she will continue to make music like that and everyone will suffer.
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