For the first time since 1957, woman drivers became a thing in Saudi Arabia on Sunday as the ban on female driving was lifted.
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This morning, I drove out for lunch, drove to buy groceries, and drove myself back. Oftentimes, when I don’t feel like driving, I’d take a Grab or Uber car. You see, I take it for granted that I have a choice to drive or not. Until my colleague (thanks, A) sent me this video by Nissan. But first, a bit of background, in case you have not been following this story
Automologist MAC reminded us that camels are a form of transport—has been for thousands of years. We couldn’t argue with that, so that’s why this article is here…
In a move that is designed to boost the local economy, the ultra-conservative kingdom of Saudi Arabia is finally changing its laws on female drivers and allowing women to drive in the kingdom, thus ending a long-standing policy that, to say the least, cast a very unflattering light on the country’s treatment of the fairer sex. What most reports have failed to mention though, is just how this small step for mankind could dramatically impact the fortunes of the Arabian economy, and perhaps further afield too.