Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Saudi Women Make Protest By Driving

Posted by Teresa at 8:02 PM
This is absolutely awesome (hat tip: The Jawa Report):
Saudi women's rights activists have posted on the web a
video of a woman at the wheel of her car, in protest at the
ban on female drivers in the kingdom.

Wajeha Huwaider talks of the injustice of the ban and calls
for its abolition as she drives calmly along a highway.

She says the film was posted to mark International Women's
Day
. Thousands have viewed it on the YouTube website.

The last such public show of dissent was in 1990 when dozens
of women were arrested for circling Riyadh in cars.

Last year, Ms Huwaider and other activists circulated a petition
which was sent to King Abdullah urging him to lift the ban.
Here's the video from Youtube:

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