Cherson & Molschky: Faceless Women of Saudi Arabia

A few days ago I received a newsletter from MEMRI, a site everyone should subscribe to. The newsletter was about a TV programme in Saudi Arabia concerning Saudi women and driving. Truly mind boggling how the minds of Saudi men work. The sheer ignorance is not believable.

It’s worse than the ‘dark ages’ when civil authorities burnt people ‘ at the stake’ judged to be heretics under the medieval Inquisition. Burning heretics was a customary practice in the latter half of the twelfth century in continental Europe.

During a TV show on the January 11, Saudi historian Saleh Al-Saadoon said that women should not be allowed to drive on the grounds that they might be raped if their car broke down on the roadside!…

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  • truepeers

    What’s ignorant about that? They probably would be raped, in the tribal
    war for women.

    • Frau Katze

      I think that’s how the customs of veiling and secluding women got started. Too many guys trying to rape your daughter…I’d go for seclusion and guardians too.