Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Saudi Women Organizing to Drive

Acting in the same vein as the activists we've studied who have gathered at the grassroots level to initiate change, Saudi women, many who belong to our generation, are bravely asserting their right to drive amidst enormous pushback from social forces (the insistence on religious convention is maintained predominantly by men). Daniel posted some comprehensive articles about this topic in the past, but in a recent visit to the NPR website I found an interesting interview with some women directly involved doing active organizing on the ground; view it here. "We are driving anyway, you know. The will is there. The momentum which is far more important than anything else is there," remarked activist Madiha Al-Ajroush.

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