Saudi women at a coffee shop are asked to sign a petition pressing for the right to drive.
Saudi Driving
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In America, women think nothing of hopping in the car and driving to the store, to school, work, or across the country. In Saudi Arabia, they can’t even get out of the driveway. For the most part, women are not allowed to drive cars in Saudi Arabia. That’s why a video on YouTube recently created a huge stir. A woman is interviewed while driving a car, challenging Saudi officials to give women the right to drive. This wasn’t the first time women in Saudi Arabia challenged the driving ban. In 1991 a group of women in Riyadh kicked their drivers out of their cars and took over the wheel. Peggy Wehmeyer talks with journalist Mona Eltahawy about the two cases and the controversy over women drivers
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Mona Eltahawy's Website
CNN's Article and Link to You Tube Video
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