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Wellington Daily News - Wellington, KS
There’s one great incongruity about rebellious Saudi women driving cars
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By Pat Cunningham
Oct. 28, 2013 5:15 p.m.



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You may have heard or read — HERE, for example — that some women in Saudi Arabia are openly flouting the conservative Islamic prohibition on women driving cars.

In one sense, I admire these women for bravely demanding a right that most of the rest of the world takes for granted. Good for them.

In another sense, however, I’m struck by the discordant images of women pushing for social reform by driving cars — while wearing headgear that says so much more about the oppression they face.

Their token defiance seems to say this: Go ahead! Treat me like ...

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