Western Women Don’t Care If They Are Raped on Roadside, We do!

This Post was originally written for Global Voices

A screenshot of Youtube video. Used under CC BY 2.0

A screenshot of Youtube video. Used under CC BY 2.0

Another episode of Saudi Arabia women drive rights was highlighted in international and social media earlier this January 2015. Dr. Saleh Al-Saadoon claimed on Rotana Khalijia, a national TV directed to GCC countries, that ‘Western women who drive don’t care if they’re raped’ in his defense of prohibiting Saudi women of driving in the kingdom.

The new comments come in a continuous national dialogue of women right to drive in Saudi Arabia, the sole country in the world that officially prohibit women from driving cars. There were many tries to break the ban, most widely in October 26th, 2013 when dozens of women shared videos driving cars in the day they plan on defying the ban.

Saudi “historian” notes that:

Unlike riding a camel, driving a car places a woman in danger of being raped, which for Saudi women is a much worse experience than for any women in the western world where women “don’t care” if they are raped.

To make his interview worse, he suggested a solution to import “foreign female drivers” to drive the Saudis women to prevent a potential rape by contracted male drivers. The video posted on Youtube by The Husky is in Arabic and subtitled to English by MEMRI.

About Rami Alhames

I'm a Syrian Brazilian, Freelance Translator and Social media contributor @GlobalVoices @GVinArabic, Meedan, in Portuguese, Arabic and English.
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