In the eyes of most of the world, there is no reason for the capricious restrictions on women’s movement in Saudi Arabia.
Is there another country in the world that restricts driving to one sex?
When women drive on Saudi roads — thus defying the ban — and police stop them for this “crime”, it makes me cringe. (It’s not as though the Qur’an forbids women to drive cars.)
Another episode of such free-wheeling civil disobedience took place in the kingdom this week.
The good news is that some of the male drivers were cheering their female counterparts on the roadways (read about it here).
It’s only a matter of time before things change, but this is only one change of many needed in Saudi Arabia.