Better late than never. Finally, Saudi Arabia has allowed its women to drive in the country
The royal decree issued late on 26th September 2017 states:
“We refer to the negative consequences of not allowing women to drive vehicles and the positive aspects of allowing it to do so, taking into consideration the application of the necessary legal controls and adherence to them.”
Until today, Saudi Arabia had the unfortunate distinction of being the only country in the world that ban women from driving.
Here’s how Twitteratis respond to the great news:
Great to see Saudi Arabia finally give a woman the right to drive – a right she always already had according to the TRUE teachings of Islam!
— MuslimMarine (@mansoortshams) September 26, 2017
I am actually incredibly proud of the brave activists in Saudi Arabia who have been fighting hard for women’s rights there. It matters.
— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) September 26, 2017
New rights are often framed as being given or granted. The truth is women in Saudi Arabia fought for this & won. https://t.co/X4yU8TQheM
— Shannon Coulter (@shannoncoulter) September 26, 2017
Saudi Arabia: Women Can Drive.
Melania: Women Can Drive?
Two seconds later: pic.twitter.com/iOIoyxEjNC
— Steve Marmel (@Marmel) September 26, 2017
Saudi Arabia have allowed women to drive for the 1st time. You go girls! pic.twitter.com/kGnktTRNek
— KEEM 🍿 (@KEEMSTAR) September 26, 2017
10 minutes after it was announced that women will be allowed to drive, car insurance quadrupled in Saudi Arabia
— Sean Spicier (@sean_spicier) September 26, 2017
and some reminders too…
Reminder to folks mocking Saudi Arabia that we live in a country where all-male Congressional panels make healthcare choices for women. 🙃
— Charles Clymer🏳️🌈 (@cmclymer) September 26, 2017