Saudi Women Protest Driving Ban by Getting Behind the Wheel


Several women in Saudi Arabia risked severe punishment on Friday by openly defying the ban against female drivers, spurred on by encouragement from social-media sites and inspired by recent protests elsewhere in the Middle East. The protest movement gained steam online and off after a 32-year-old Saudi woman was jailed for ten days for posting a video of herself driving a car last month. For American women, it sure puts dealing with hacky jokes about lady drivers in perspective. [AP]