02 Oct 2017

“I shall allow it:” Saudi Arabia’s drive to the 20th century

In a rare display of international unity, last week the world cheered the announcement by Saudi Arabian authorities allowing their female citizens to drive. The decision to lift the much-derided ban was welcomed (“it’s a long-overdue but important step”) and mocked perhaps an equal amount of times, with the only people apparently not amused being a number of fellow Saudi males (“the women of my house won’t drive”). 


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Photo: Reuters