Saturday, March 23, 2013

Women and Driving in Saudi Arabia

The Wall Street Journal has an article here today on how women are still not allowed to drive in Saudi Arabia.  It features one woman who defied the ban a couple of years ago, and shows the harassment she is still experiencing.

According to Wikipedia, schools for girls outnumber schools for boys in Saudi Arabia, and women account for 58 percent of college students.  My guess is that, with these numbers, the regime's repression of women cannot be sustained for too much longer.   The cell phone, Internet, and twitter have provided, essentially, free assembly for women,  and any kind of tyranny has trouble lasting in the bright light of the free exchange of ideas.

At least that's what I fervently hope.

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