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(ABC)   Saudis outraged at proposal to let women drive. "Driving by women leads to evil," a man wrote in a letter to the editor. "Can you imagine what it will be like if her car broke down? She would have to seek help from men"   (abcnews.go.com) divider line 469
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2005-06-02 02:26:09 PM  
"And what's with all the stuffed animals in the rear window?"
 
2005-06-02 02:41:43 PM  
Wow, you could almost say that changing the way things have always been is an attack on the sanctity of driving.
 
2005-06-02 02:46:49 PM  
And ff course....we've all seen how they drive.
/kidding
 
2005-06-02 03:56:42 PM  
You can't see me, but I assure you that I'm rolling my eyes.
 
2005-06-02 03:57:37 PM  
2005-06-02 02:41:43 PM Mordant [TotalFark]

Wow, you could almost say that changing the way things have always been is an attack on the sanctity of driving.

You're... you're right!
Our democracy-loving friends in the House of Saud had better pass a constitutional amendment monarchial decree permanently banning women from driving in their country before the very FABRIC OF SOCIETY UNRAVELS FROM SUCH AN OUTRAGE!
 
2005-06-02 03:58:03 PM  
Damn liberal Saidis, trying to change the definition of driving.
 
2005-06-02 03:58:03 PM  
What's the big deal? At least they won't have to face the danger of a woman applying makeup while trying to drive.
 
2005-06-02 03:58:09 PM  
Guessing the Saudis weren't too happy with the Indy 500.
 
2005-06-02 03:58:48 PM  
Add in them yapping a cell phone and you are really asking for trouble ...

/ducks
 
2005-06-02 03:59:06 PM  
TASE 'EM!
 
2005-06-02 03:59:12 PM  
why does that have an asinine tag?

/yhbt
 
2005-06-02 03:59:53 PM  
The huge "Baby on Board" sign lobby in Saudi Arabia has a lot to lose here.
 
2005-06-02 04:00:10 PM  
Hey, just a preview of things to come in the new American Theocracy.
 
2005-06-02 04:00:36 PM  
ColSanders

...not to quible, but aren't there these guys called the 'morality police' - or something like that, who seem to get perverted pleasure in beating women who use makeup (and just about anything else) in Saudi Arabia?
 
2005-06-02 04:01:00 PM  
O.k., they can drive, but voting is RIGHT OUT!
 
2005-06-02 04:01:09 PM  
So when does all this repression backfire and they start chucking vile fetishes out onto the internet?
 
2005-06-02 04:01:14 PM  
This is one thing I can agree with the Saudis on.
 
2005-06-02 04:01:36 PM  
I tried to think of something to say about this, then I realized that mostly it would just be a blanket indictment of everyone in that country. And since I'd hate for people to judge me by making generalizations about all Americans, I'll just say that it's stupid and backward-ass to not treat women as equals, and that that particular guy is a moron.
 
2005-06-02 04:01:46 PM  
let the women drive cars and tow-trucks.
problem solved.
 
2005-06-02 04:01:57 PM  
Saudi Arabia is no where near my ideal of a perfect nation, but at least they got one thing right. Their roads must be an accident-free paradise.
 
2005-06-02 04:02:00 PM  
"Dear Penthouse Forum,
I never dreamt that this would happen to me, but one day while working in the garage, praise Allah, a WOMAN came in needing help with her car...."
 
2005-06-02 04:02:13 PM  
perisoft

Guessing the Saudis weren't too happy with the Indy 500.

Danica sucks. Formula 1 sucks. CART, baby.
 
2005-06-02 04:02:28 PM  
2005-06-02 03:58:03 PM ColSanders

What's the big deal? At least they won't have to face the danger of a woman applying makeup while trying to drive.



Best comment of the week. You win this thread.
 
2005-06-02 04:03:10 PM  
Wow, five links in 17 days, I'm doing really well by my standards.
 
2005-06-02 04:03:17 PM  
This is one thing I can agree with vernonFL on.
 
2005-06-02 04:04:02 PM  
Why doesn't the guy who wrote the letter volunteer to strap himself to the hoods of cars driven by women, that way when they break down, they can just ask him for help?
 
2005-06-02 04:04:14 PM  
CoolBeans

...not to quible, but aren't there these guys called the 'morality police' - or something like that, who seem to get perverted pleasure in beating women who use makeup (and just about anything else) in Saudi Arabia?



They are called (and I am not shiatting you): People for the promotion of virtue and prevention of vice.
 
2005-06-02 04:04:41 PM  
These people are our allies in the 'War on Terror'? I'm not surprised so many of the terrorists came from here. As respectful as I try to be to the religious rights of people all over the world, including muslims, the kinds of oppression and degradation of women that happen in this country and countries like it is abhorrent. Nobody should have to live like that. I don't know if that makes me sound like a ultra-liberal or neo-con or whatever, but this kind of stuff really shouldn't still be happening.
 
2005-06-02 04:04:49 PM  
if they allow women to drive soon babies will want to drive, cats driving dogs, rats driving cats, trees driving yaks, cars driving man! It will be the beginning of the end of the world! GAWD DAMN IT! LOOK AT WHAT YOU'RE DOING TO SOCIETY!!!
 
2005-06-02 04:04:57 PM  
"Driving by women leads to evil," a man wrote in a letter to the editor. "Can you imagine what it will be like if her car broke down? She would have to seek help from men."

Oh, Ann Coulter, you're such a card!
 
2005-06-02 04:05:11 PM  
There even have been calls to kick al-Zulfa from the council and strip him of his Saudi nationality.

Damn, wouldn't that suck to have your Saudi nationality stripped?
 
2005-06-02 04:05:14 PM  
Before the Islam bashing begins (which for most people here is just a switch from their usual Christian bashing), know that all these prejudices against women in Arab countries are rooted in their cultural history, not Islam. Arabs were treating their women like second class citizens WAY before Islam, and it will take one hell of a cultural revolution for them to change.
 
2005-06-02 04:05:35 PM  
First they want to drive, next they're gonna want to be allowed inside while they're menstruating. Stop the madness!
 
2005-06-02 04:05:41 PM  
TrouserSnakeandLarry

Did she hold hands?

/wouldn't happen to still have her number would you?....
 
2005-06-02 04:05:42 PM  
Just wait until the Saudis let women have Internet access... if you meet a "Saudi woman" on the net today, she's really a man.

Come to think of it, if you meet any woman on the web, she's pretty likely to be a man...
 
2005-06-02 04:05:49 PM  
Danica sucks. Formula 1 sucks. CART, baby.

You mean KART right? :)

 
2005-06-02 04:05:52 PM  
women drivers, no survivors
 
2005-06-02 04:05:55 PM  
"Well honey, praise Allah, you always wanted a compact car."
 
2005-06-02 04:06:23 PM  
If I were born a woman in Saudi Arabia, I'd have set myself on fire a long time ago
 
2005-06-02 04:06:26 PM  
well on the one hand........ and then on the other hand........
 
2005-06-02 04:06:48 PM  
weebl

Danica sucks. Formula 1 sucks. CART, baby.


That's the "Bridgestone Presents the Champ Car World Series Powered By Ford" to you. If you want to use an acronym, it's going to have to be 'BPTCCWSPBF'.

/likes Champ Car better but has business connections to IRL
 
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2005-06-02 04:07:29 PM  
If you let women drive, that bit of freedom will eventually lead to the people thinking it is alright for gays to marry. They can't let that happen.
 
2005-06-02 04:07:30 PM  
Saudi Arabia: Where women can't drive and men openly hold hands in public.
 
2005-06-02 04:07:35 PM  
vernonFL

Doesn't that imply that there's a few women in this group?

Wow - female sadists in burkhas - I don't know how to feel about that.
 
2005-06-02 04:07:46 PM  
Score one for conservatism.
 
2005-06-02 04:07:52 PM  
 
2005-06-02 04:08:13 PM  
She'd have to seek help from men...and they repay their kindness...and then you have porn movie plots giving others naughty ideas.

Terrible, just terrible!
 
2005-06-02 04:08:37 PM  
Jesus, elchip! How does a Liter get so many greenlights?

Once I got my second one, I gave up. To think, two in one lifetime!
 
2005-06-02 04:08:56 PM  
Officer if you let this speeding ticket go, I'll show you my ankle.
 
2005-06-02 04:09:00 PM  
interacting with strange men, like police officers or mechanics.

LOL....Well at least their police officers and mechanics are also strange men, maybe we are not so different after all? Naaah they suck!
 
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