Thursday, June 23, 2011

A woman's right to drive!


http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/right-turn/post/human-rights-spotlight-saudi-arabian-women-want-to-drive/2011/03/29/AGbd8chH_blog.html

This is something that I came across today about women in Saudi Arabia petitioning for the right to be able to drive in the country. It made me think about the fact that in some countries, there is much slower progression in the fight for woman's rights. In the article it states that they use religion as a base of reason as to why they do not let women drive. As the article goes on, it talks about many of the more horrific acts against women that are ignored in some of the Western countries. Women get punished for rape along with the rapist? How can this be justified for a person to be punished for a violent act that is done against them? These women in these countries have a long way to go in fighting for simple rights that some of us take for granted. I commend them for not just accepting this wrongful treatment as a way of life, and for standing up for what they believe in.

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