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Ban On Women Drivers


wids001

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Just found out via today's newspapers that in Saudi Arabia women are banned from driving.

Perhaps we should do the same over here ... it would stop the school run!

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Kevscar1

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Then we should also cut the hand off of theives as well.

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Proclaimer

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that is nothing new. During the Gulf War (90-91) it was fun though to see Women Drivers from HM Forces drive down the road.

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wiz-king

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It would cause mass unemployment among the lower mainly immigrant classes, many of them earn money as drivers, doing the school run, taking women shopping and so on. More unrest!

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Clapton is God

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"in Saudi Arabia women are banned from driving"

I thought that in Saudi Arabia (a country barely out of the Stone Age) women are banned from doing most things except from walking 4 paces behind their husbands.

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Cymro.

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Clapton is God " banned from doing most things except from walking 4 paces behind their husbands" Several paces ahead of him if they are crossing a minefield!

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Forum Editor

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Lots of women drive in Saudi Arabia, but they often tend to wear male head-dress to disguise the fact.

Openly defying the ban for a few days may attract a lot of media attention, but sadly I doubt it will get the law changed.

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onthelimit1

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.....and how can this be banned in the Koran, when it was written hundreds of years before the invention of the car? I think Saudi is the only Muslim country to impose this.

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Forum Editor

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".....and how can this be banned in the Koran.."

Who says it is?

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Fruit Bat /\0/\

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Certainly wouldn't want to ban my wife from driving.

She drives me to drink

Luckily see drives me home again afterwards :0)

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onthelimit1

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'Who says it is?'

Well, they always seem to use the Koran as the exuse for more submission of women.

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