Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 4 weeks ago

Why for the longest time was it that women could not drive in saudi arabia?

5 Answers

  • 4 weeks ago
    Favorite Answer

    Driving is an extension of liberty. Women are not allowed liberty in Islam. When we deployed to Saudi Arabia way back when, we'd go into local cafes and the women were cordoned off in a curtained area. On the roads out in the great flat expanse, there would be the occasional car stopped for prayer or break and it'd often be one guy and women he was escorting.

    A woman out on her own means in Islamic states she would tempt men into lust, attack & haram and bring shame upon her family.

  • Jake
    Lv 6
    4 weeks ago

    A person can battle unjust laws using voting, political activism, the rosary and fasting.

  • Jeff
    Lv 4
    4 weeks ago

    For the same reason that women were not allowed to VOTE in the US for so long, 

    and why they were always (and still are) devalued in the workplace by performing the very same tasks yet getting approx. 25% less pay then men doing the very same jobs.  That reason is:  cult belief (like christianity and islam) - the male cult believers control society and smack women down ALL THE TIME.  The cult and the cult books devalue them and that extrapolates directly out to day-to-day life.

  • poldi2
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    For most of history, women have been considered property not people. In fundamentalist religious regimes, that belief is maintained by the government and the church.

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  • Fuhr
    Lv 6
    4 weeks ago

    For the safety of everyone else on or near the roads.

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