Will Saudi Arabia ease driving restrictions for women?

The London Telegraph is reporting that Saudi Arabia is considering allowing women over 30, not wearing make-up to drive until 8.00 pm.

Personally, I find the possibility that the Shura Council is even contemplating such easing of restrictions to be very surprising. The Saudis have been flaunting their negativity towards women and the Saudi women, like those in Iran are very oppressed. A woman faces the possibility of being lashed for simply showing a piece of skin in these countries and those women do need the support of other women around the world, if they are to be successful in being able to cat off the yoke of oppression that weighs them down within Islam.

Is this move simply a sign of the times? I do not know the answer to that question.


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