Too bad they’re still subjected to “honor killings”, beatings, genital mutilation, attempted murders, rape, getting whipped if they’re gang raped, and disfigurement for the sin of refusing arranged marriages.
Besides, they said this same shit back in 2008. I’ll believe it if it actually happens.
From Fox News.
Women in Saudi Arabia will now be allowed to obtain drivers licenses, as per an order from King Salman, reports said on Tuesday.
……The law will reportedly not take effect immediately due to necessary societal changes. Currently, the kingdom has no system set up in order to teach or distribute licenses to women, The New York Times reported. Also, they say police will need to be trained on how officers may interact with women in society. In Saudi culture, it is reportedly uncommon for men and women who are not related to interact frequently.
According to the Saudi Press Agency, the decree reportedly ordered the establishment of a committee, who is expected to give advice on how to proceed with the new law within 30 days, BBC reported. The order is expected to be in effect by June 2018.
“The royal decree will implement the provisions of traffic regulations, including the issuance of driving licenses for men and women alike,” the report said according to BBC.
In the announcement, officials noted the damage the previous law had done to the country’s reputation. Saudi Arabia has long been the recipient of significant criticism over the rule, calling it a repression of women.
……Officials reportedly hope that the new policy will help undo some of the negative publicity the country has received regarding the matter.
In other words, women will still get treated like chattel, but they can drive.
Saudi Arabia rolls out new fleet of women-only cars:
Parallel parking may be a problem.
What is the penalty for driving stoned?
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