Why Women can’t Drive!

31 05 2011

Manal Al-Sharif is currently held in prison for the ”crime” of….

Driving a car!!!!!

Besides imprisonment and torture the further repercussions on her life could be severe! Manal is a professional woman, with a good job and a good salary. She is divorced and has a son. She is risking everything for the right to drive for herself and her fellow Saudi women.

Please support Manal by signing this petition!

So what are the official clerical reasons for this absurd gender based ban disabling women to drive their own cars and forcing them to be in Khalwa with unrelated foreign men?

    • removal of hijab (face veil)
    • loss of modesty in women
    • women leaving their homes, driving around because they enjoy driving
    • women rebelling, they may go out of the house and drive to place where they can find peace. As young men do, but young men are able to put up with more than women.
    • driving is a cause for fitnah, immoral men will take advantage of her when she is in need of help
    • When women drive it leads to overcrowding in the streets, or it deprives some young men of the opportunity to drive cars when they are more deserving of that.
    • it will cause the fitnah to flourish, because women will buy a new car because it’s a new model or because they will be the first one to drive it.
    • Women are too emotional to drive cars or deal with any problems they might encounter.
      Also, women’s hearts are too weak to survive the stress of driving a car.

They are all hilarious, especially the weak heart.

Women driving will deprive some young men of the opportunity to drive cars when they are more deserving of that.
Why?
Why would young men have more right to driving a car than a woman? Where does that come from? I’d say the person who really needs the car for something useful is the more ”deserving”.

And last but not least:
Women will buy a new car because it’s a new model or because they will be the first one to drive it.
Let’s have a look at the cars Saudi men buy:

Sorry but ”cars” are really more of a man-thing. Now there may be the odd woman here and there who will go further to get something flashy, but I don’t think the majority of women will outdo the majority of men in the utter bad taste demonstrated above.

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12 responses

31 05 2011
mezba

The whole country’s named after a guy – this is the most sexist country in the world.

1 06 2011
Aafke-Art

Yes

1 06 2011
uzza

The one that got me was “young men are able to put up with more than women.” These same young men that are totally unable to deal with seeing a woman’s body not wrapped up in a Hazmat suit.

6 06 2011
Aafke-Art

”Hazmat suit” Love it!!!!!!!

1 06 2011
Smitha

It is unbelievable that a country can actually ban a woman from driving, and what reasoning too!

1 06 2011
Aafke-Art

yes! I cannot believe any guy coming up with these ”reasons” and not having éverybody who hears/reads them ROTFL!

5 06 2011
Aafke-Art

My video has been poosted on the Pharyngula blog which is super cool!
http://scienceblogs.com/pharyngula/2011/06/episode_ccxi_women_cant_drive.php

13 12 2011
94hasan

You are totally right but i hope you dont consider this thing a fact for all muslims:-)
i am one and if you think that all muslims are against women driving then your wrong
just take iran wich is an islamic country you could see that women are free to drive as they want and even they work as taxy drivers and all islamic:-)

15 12 2011
Aafke-Art

You did not pay attention. The video is in support of a Saudi woman who was arrested for the ”crime” of driving. Right now there is another Saudi woman who has been sentenced to torture for the crime of driving her own car.

Exactly, there is nothing in Islam which prevents women from driving their own cars. The women in the time of the prophet ”drove” their own means of transport.

19 12 2011
94hasan

I know that u are talking only about saudi arabia but the the way u are talking about the subject dont obviously express that
i guess giving an example about another islamic country would do the job and inform the reader that this is not islamic
sry for interfering in ur work

19 12 2011
94hasan

By the way i live in lebanon and here women drive normally but most of the time when a car is drived badly and hesitantly then a woman is driving(they always know how to drive but they always fear it)

19 12 2011
Aafke-Art

Hasan, if you are made to be unsure about yourself, or if you drive only rarely, you will be hesitant when driving. Statistically, in normal countries, women are far better drivers than men, that’s why some insurances offer lower insurance for women because the chance that they cause a big accident is proven to be much lower.

I myself am a woman and I am a brilliant driver.

I don’t want to put men down for being bad drivers, I think there is a biological reason which makes men bad drivers, read this post, where I explain it all and offer a practical solution:
https://clouddragon.wordpress.com/2009/03/18/the-testicle-tension-tester/

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