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Saudi woman sentenced to 10 lashes for defying driving ban

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MmeLindor. Tue 27-Sep-11 21:28:44


There have been protest recently against the driving ban in Saudi, blog here about it.

MmeLindor. Tue 27-Sep-11 21:32:17

Twitter hashtag #women2drive

JLK2 Tue 27-Sep-11 22:44:51

Are women allowed to cycle in Saudi Arabia?

Bramshott Tue 27-Sep-11 22:47:13

Oh blimey sad. I thought that with the new announcement on women's votes that the insane driving law might become one of those "well officially we aren't allowed to but in reality no-one bats an eyelid" things sad.

CogitoErgoSometimes Wed 28-Sep-11 07:31:40

I think it's the other way around Bramshott... i.e. 'we let a few women vote but the fundamental oppression doesn't change one iota'

MmeLindor. Wed 28-Sep-11 08:41:46

Yes, sadly I suspect that to be the case.

Giving women the vote is a big gesture, but I wonder if it will a) be carried through and b) make a difference in the day to day life of Saudi women.

Lets face it, if they are not allowed to drive, they are dependent on the good will of their husbands and fathers to get to the polling station.

lubeybooby Wed 28-Sep-11 08:45:31

Oh my god how awful sad

MmeLindor. Wed 28-Sep-11 08:48:22

Facebook page

"A Facebook Page advocating the beating of Women that drive in Saudi has launched and collected more than 6000+ likes. Sickening!
FYI: This Support page has 2500 likes."

Serious WTF moment there.

MmeLindor. Wed 28-Sep-11 15:25:46

Petition here

Hullygully Wed 28-Sep-11 15:28:26



GetOrfMo1Land Wed 28-Sep-11 15:28:37

Mmelindt - I am not on FB so can't read that, but there are 2500 likes supporting lashing women in saudi who drive?


MmeLindor. Wed 28-Sep-11 15:42:13

Yes, according to the campaign FB page. Unimaginable height of cuntage, imo.

There is sadly not an awful lot of interest about this, don't know why.

TipOfTheSlung Wed 28-Sep-11 15:45:18

I don't want to put my address

Bramshott Wed 28-Sep-11 15:45:39

It's up to 16,000 likes now.

GetOrfMo1Land Wed 28-Sep-11 15:45:59

Make an address up Tip, amd sure they wont check.

lubeybooby Wed 28-Sep-11 15:46:05

Signed and shared on fb.

Hullygully Wed 28-Sep-11 15:46:16

Can't we get it taken down?

Set the MN Fems on em.

GetOrfMo1Land Wed 28-Sep-11 15:46:46


Hateful bastards.

Who the hell can like that?

GetOrfMo1Land Wed 28-Sep-11 15:47:13

Dp they take things like that down?

I thouht FB left up any offensive shite.

MmeLindor. Wed 28-Sep-11 15:47:21

I think that the FB page has been taken down now, it is not showing up in search results anyway.

GetOrfMo1Land Wed 28-Sep-11 15:47:39

Oh good.

TipOfTheSlung Wed 28-Sep-11 15:48:50

i can't find it either

MmeLindor. Wed 28-Sep-11 15:49:28

I made up an address, as I don't want my real one up there.

Not sure how effective these petitions are, tbh but it feels better than doing nothing.

TipOfTheSlung Wed 28-Sep-11 15:50:24

Done with a version of my address

MmeLindor. Wed 28-Sep-11 15:50:32

I have blogged about it and am using Twitter to rant about it.

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