The Big Fat Media Problem in Saudi
Its been an unsettling month for Saudi. The website ArabianBusiness.com probably bereft of any actual news, decided to trot out an old favourite, the usual sensationalist stories about how some extremist weirdos think the world will come to an end if Saudi Women drive. One particularly juicy quote: “Women driving would lead to more accidents. When women are in danger, they don’t know how to act. How are they going to deal with accidents?”
A great question. I’m sure that most of those accidents would be on purpose with Saudi women ramming into other male drivers just to prove a point. Speaking of driving, the UAE will allow Saudi female drivers on the roads and apparently will be quite lenient when they break traffic rules. At the other end of the scale; Kuwait has stated that it will not issue licences to Saudi women drivers out of respect to Saudi, unless they prove they have permission from their male guardians.