It's unfortunate that the argument against women driving is still partly being attributed to her being 'without a mahram'. Is the alternative better? Most women go about their days with either:a) personal drivers - not mahramsb) "mishwaar" drivers - not mahramsc) taxi drivers - not mahramsI personally believe that even if it is culture (because I do feel that is largely changing)... it is also going to be a huge logistical issue.Women Jails? Women Police? I sincerely hope that if not me, my children do experience driving in the beautiful city of Jeddah! :D
Hey Susie! Maybe there is a crack in the foundation that can open up this culture in a way that will finally treat women as equals. As usual, I cannot understand why, in 2011, they put up with this...I guess being arrested every other minute is a good reason. Are the men who support their wives (being able to drive etc.) afraid to be public about it? Old traditions...not a good enough reason for me. Worse than sad. I could not live there for all the money in the world.Hope all is well and that you are still over here breathing!