Independence, women unlocked

When the news filtered in that the floodgates had been thrown open, I was super excited! Who wouldn’t be? After so many years of waiting, Saudi women are legally permitted to seat behind the wheel, free the brakes and accelerate to freedom; that’s a dream come true.

They are also allowed to obtain drivers ‘licences without the guidance and permission of a male, hmm… that’s the beginning of the end of a total patriarchal era. This is coming several years after Manal al-Sharif, suffered a 9 days jail term for daring to drive – the“Women2Drive” movement.

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