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Saudi women now get their own car show

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  1. fallstuff

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    After getting the right to drive, Saudi women now get their own car show.

    Women in Saudi Arabia enthusiastically walked around the first car show catering to them on Thursday, just a few months after King Salman granted them the right to drive.


    The exhibition was held in the less conservative port city of Jeddah and focused on fuel-efficient cars. Saleswomen were on hand to inform and assist the new prospective customers, all of whom won't be allowed to drive until June.

    Saudi Arabia was the last country in the world where women were forbidden to drive. They were granted the right in September 2017, as part of a series of reforms being introduced in order to shepherd the country into the 21st century.



    [​IMG]Amer Hilabi/AFP/Getty Images

    A woman takes a selfie while sitting in a vehicle at a car showroom for women on Jan. 11, 2018, in the Saudi Red Sea port city of Jeddah.



    "I cannot wait to drive!" a young woman wearing the niqab face veil told ABC News. "I want [my husband] to buy me a Range Rover!"
    http://abcnews.go.com/International/drive-saudi-women-now-car-show/story?id=52309398
     
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    Taygibay PROFESSIONAL

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    But they still need separate car shows ...

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    Not separate. it is a special car show that caters for the need of women. There is nothing wrong with this. There are many women exclusive events across the entire world. It's not like men were not allowed to join their wives, daughters, sisters, friends etc. Obviously once the law is put in place in 5 months time, women and men alike will drive on the same roads and buy cars from the same car dealers. That should be obvious for everyone.

    BTW the article could have mentioned that the idiotic ban on women driving (never supported by the majority and de jure not a real law as driving schools simply did not issue driver licenses to women but it was never codified in the existing constitution of KSA (Basic Law of KSA) ) came into being in the early 1990's as a consequence of the aftereffects of the Grand Mosque Seizure in 1979 and the "Islamic" Revolution next door in Iran that same year and subsequent "Sahwa movement" as prior to that period women drove. Just like they did after the early 1990's on the countryside in many places.
     
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  4. Taygibay

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    Don't worry, Sharif, I support the Kingdom
    in its modernization! It's just I get struck
    by irony more than a Tesla apparatus gets
    hit by lightning and can't help it, you see?

    I also followed the case of that Lady that
    drove out of the country and couldn't re-
    enter that was likely instrumental in this
    effort to change things.

    And being French, I know of the Grand Mosque affair.

    Full support mate, Tay.
     
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    Saif al-Arab SENIOR MEMBER

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    No problem. My post was actually addressed to any reader and maybe as a bit of an insurance for the ignorant lot here who might use such positive news to flaunt their ignorance or at times even hatred. Sometimes anticipating their arrival works wonders.:D
     
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    Taygibay PROFESSIONAL

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    LOL, just LOL :azn:
     
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    What happened?
     
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