There are a considerable number of Saudi women who want to be allowed to drive a car despite it being illegal in their country and have chosen October 26th as a day they will take to the streets - behind the wheel of a car. They intended to press authorities to lift the ban, once and for all.
Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Interior has warned it will take measures against the activists who go ahead with the campaign.
According to Saudi Arabia's Interior Ministry spokesman, Maj. Gen. Mansour Al-Turki, "All violations will be dealt with -- whether demonstrations or women driving."
Even though it is not forbidden in their religion, Islam, Saudi men really seem to have something against women driving. They have been dealing rather harshly with those who have defied the ban in the past, but it seems that Saudi women will not stop until they are allowed to drive.
One wonders why Saudis are dead against women driving vehicles; are they afraid of something?
Could the following be some of the reasons?
Well it doesn’t sit well with us either. But then, what could be the reason?
Let’s do an exercise, close your eyes, relax, take a deep breath and let all irrelevant thoughts clear your head. Now, think: ‘Women Drivers’; ‘Women Driving Cars’; ‘Women Behind a car’s Wheel’…
What comes to your mind?
Yes, all men are scared of women drivers. Perhaps if women accepted how they drove, they’d be scared too!
After all, Saudi men have had the roads to themselves, apart from the occasional camel, for as long as they can remember.
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Yet somehow we find it difficult to believe that this is the case. Would you believe it if someone told you that this man was afraid of a woman driving?
Or this one:
And to think they don't want women driving in Saudi Arabia... pic.twitter.com/zYLkXDuWsh— Mark Stay (@markstay) March 31, 2013
However, before you start thinking Saudis are some barbarians who do not let their women do anything, consider this: they have actually allowed them to ride bikes, with a few conditions, of course.
So maybe, they can simply lay down a few rules for the women wanting to drive cars:
You may drive but do not let go of your modesty:
Saudi's Women and Driving Problem SOLVED pic.twitter.com/HQ6qCZ8bXF— Sérine (@Sinseriously) July 11, 2013
Take your Mehram with you:
We don’t mind that one.
Make sure you do not jeopardize your ovaries or another part of your anatomy.
Maybe something like this:
Something that doesn’t cramp their ovaries…?
Keep out of the way of male drivers:
They don’t need any distractions!
But all said and done, Saudi men should realize that the women are set upon getting behind the wheel and driving on their own.