Saudi Arabia to allow women to drive

Not sure this is really a good idea…….

Saudi Arabia announced Tuesday that it would let women drive, lifting a longstanding ban that had become a focus of criticism over the treatment of women by the country’s conservative Muslim monarchy. Rights groups have pushed for the lifting of the ban, and some women have been jailed for defying it. Supporters of the prohibition have come up with a variety of defenses, saying the prohibition was appropriate in a country under Shariah law, or that letting women drive would lead to promiscuity and the destruction of the family. Saudi leaders expressed hope that the new policy would help more women enter the workplace, since they will not have to spend much of their salaries paying a male driver.

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