Women Can Drive in the Kingdom

@Kahl39 (1083)
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 (414)
27 Sep
I think everyone should have freedom to drive,
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@Kahl39 (1083)
• Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
27 Sep
I totally agree with you. Equality between women and men so to speak.
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27 Sep
@Kahl39 yes,I also think that was a NYC thing that your country did,letting women drive
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27 Sep
@Kahl39 yes that's the way to go
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@shubhu3 (13571)
• New Delhi, India
27 Sep
In our country we have freedom to drive. I am supportive towards women drivers.
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@Kahl39 (1083)
• Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
27 Sep
I respect.
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@shubhu3 (13571)
• New Delhi, India
27 Sep
• Mombasa, Kenya
27 Sep
@Kahl39 Don't just respect, please support
@kepweng (6349)
27 Sep
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 (1083)
• Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
27 Sep
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
Sounds so archaic
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@NoorNoor (527)
• India
27 Sep
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 (1083)
• Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
27 Sep
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 (527)
• India
27 Sep
@Kahl39 oh I see...Thanks.
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@Kahl39 (1083)
• Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
27 Sep
@NoorNoor No problem.
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@Ganma7 (2039)
27 Sep
Very glad to read this. It is fair and the right thing to do
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@Kahl39 (1083)
• Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
27 Sep
Yup I think so
• Mombasa, Kenya
27 Sep
Most definitely
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@Corbin5 (81677)
• United States
27 Sep
Women should have the same rights as men. I was pleased to hear this news.
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• Mombasa, Kenya
27 Sep
We ain't less human beings dear
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@Kahl39 (1083)
• Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
27 Sep
@joanwanjala Exactly.
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• Mombasa, Kenya
27 Sep
Glad I found a fellow teacher here A friend of mine in Saudi is feeling goofy
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@Kahl39 (1083)
• Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
27 Sep
Yeah! Lol!