Monday, August 24, 2009

We The Women - You Go Girls

We The Women at Flickr
Their mission is to spark:

Women in Saudi Arabia are not allowed to drive.

We the Women aims to start a conversation about it. This is a place where you can express yourself freely on the issue. Let's hit the wall and the discussion boards. Let's talk about it.
If you're feeling a bit more adventurous, please visit the N7nu - We the Women Flickr page to download a declaration bubble or a bumper sticker or two. They were made just for you!

Good luck to all these women who seem to have hardly a right left in their world.
We The Women at Flickr
We The Women at Flickr
We The Women at Flickr


beauty comma said...

I had no idea. I'm astounded! One of the stickers even says that 70% of car buyers in Saudi Arabia are women, which makes it even more ridiculous.

Brian said...

Islam: The Religion of Peace

This isn't a women's issue, this is a world issue. Muslim leaders want to kill half the world (non-Muslims) and subjugate the other half (Muslim women)...

fR00r said...

beauty comma: I'm not really sure if that's true but it kind of make sense because I don't believe there's a house in Saudi Arabia that doesn't have a car for the man of the house and another for the woman, who's driven by a chauffeur ..
It's definitely more than 40% but I don't think it reaches 70% :P

fR00r said...

Wow Brian, can you be any more ignorant ?

paris parfait said...

Thanks for the link. It is incredible that in 2009 women still aren't allowed to drive in Saudi. They can fly a plane, but not drive. Sigh.

Robert Saunders said...

Firstly, I'm not condoning the driving laws in Saudi Arabia. I live and work in Saudi Arabia. I wish the media and do-gooders would shift their attention to some of the real problems here. As far a women's issues go, the way maids are treated is far more pressing then women being allowed to drive. What about the severe poverty which exists in the Middle East for both men and women. In order for women to drive in Saudi Arabia there needs to be a huge cultural shift, which thus needs a wide understanding of Saudi Arabia. That said, I hope things will improve for women in Saudi Arabia and elsewhere in the world.