Women Can Drive in the Kingdom

@Kahl39 (1285)
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
September 27, 2017 9:23am CST
The hottest buzz recently is that women now can drive in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The Saudi government released a decree allowing women to drive starting June 2018. This topic looks like can be a subject of debate amongst Saudis. I was even planning to start a debate preparation for this topic in my Class A-1, the model class in my organization. A lot of my Saudi colleagues actually disagree as well as my students. Are you pro or against women drivers?
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@Christinb (400)
27 Sep 17
I think everyone should have freedom to drive,
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@Kahl39 (1285)
• Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
27 Sep 17
I totally agree with you. Equality between women and men so to speak.
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27 Sep 17
@Kahl39 yes,I also think that was a NYC thing that your country did,letting women drive
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27 Sep 17
@Kahl39 yes that's the way to go
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@shubhu3 (18215)
• New Delhi, India
27 Sep 17
In our country we have freedom to drive. I am supportive towards women drivers.
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@Kahl39 (1285)
• Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
27 Sep 17
I respect.
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@shubhu3 (18215)
• New Delhi, India
27 Sep 17
• Mombasa, Kenya
27 Sep 17
@Kahl39 Don't just respect, please support
@kepweng (18606)
• Waikoloa, Hawaii
27 Sep 17
i dont know the laws in saudi kingdom cause i dont live thier is that islamic country? why women cannot drive and its new only this year ? can you explain?
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@Kahl39 (1285)
• Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
27 Sep 17
I think Saudi is the only country where women are not allowed to drive. But like I said the government has already released the decree. People are theorizing that because the son of the King had his education in the West, updates like these have been happening.
• Mombasa, Kenya
27 Sep 17
Sounds so archaic
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@NoorNoor (1183)
• India
27 Sep 17
I support.there is no problem for women drivers in islam.and women should have mahram (allowable person) for long journeys.and I want to know why did your students disagree ?
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@Kahl39 (1285)
• Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
27 Sep 17
Not all them but most of them. Especially the conservative ones. They think that women are dangerous driver. They are not so confident with women drivers.
@NoorNoor (1183)
• India
27 Sep 17
@Kahl39 oh I see...Thanks.
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@Kahl39 (1285)
• Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
27 Sep 17
@NoorNoor No problem.
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@Ganma7 (2828)
27 Sep 17
Very glad to read this. It is fair and the right thing to do
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@Kahl39 (1285)
• Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
27 Sep 17
Yup I think so
• Mombasa, Kenya
27 Sep 17
Most definitely
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@Corbin5 (115978)
• United States
27 Sep 17
Women should have the same rights as men. I was pleased to hear this news.
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• Mombasa, Kenya
27 Sep 17
We ain't less human beings dear
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@Kahl39 (1285)
• Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
27 Sep 17
@joanwanjala Exactly.
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• Mombasa, Kenya
27 Sep 17
Glad I found a fellow teacher here A friend of mine in Saudi is feeling goofy
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@Kahl39 (1285)
• Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
27 Sep 17
Yeah! Lol!