Driving By Women Leads to Evil

A story from Associated Press, “Saudis Outraged Over Women-Drive Proposal“, besides having a grammatically annoying title has this lovely quote:

“Driving by women leads to evil,” Munir al-Shahrani wrote in a letter to the editor of the Al-Watan daily. “Can you imagine what it will be like if her car broke down? She would have to seek help from men.”

Perhaps that reads better in the original Arabic, but still, I think there must be a solution. How about a road-side-assistance company owned and operated by women. (I know, I know, that means women having some schooling and operating businesses.)

Author: Gary

Writer and editor living in Seattle.

3 thoughts on “Driving By Women Leads to Evil”

  1. In a strongly worded article, Wajiha al-Huweidar said Saudi women will not allow “the intellectuals to shine and their names to glitter at our expense…

    Hey, if it got me out of the house and a little privacy (even in traffic) I would put their name up in lights! But Allah forbid that anyone, especially an intellectual, should seek to add to the freedoms of Saudi women.

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