Author Topic: Saudi Arabia Lifts Ban on Women Drivers  (Read 125 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Lana Reverse

  • The Beast
  • *****
  • Posts: 937
  • Gender: Female
Beware those who hate the rich more than they love the poor.

Offline dpareja

  • The Beast
  • *****
  • Posts: 4360
Re: Saudi Arabia Lifts Ban on Women Drivers
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2018, 10:49:38 pm »
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-06-24/saudi-arabia-women-activists-jailed-as-driving-ban-ends/9900500

Yes, Saudi Arabia has taken another baby step toward modernity, and silenced and then locked up the people who forced them into it.

Saudi Arabia (and Israel) are proof that you can get away with the most heinous and egregious abuses, atrocities, and genocides if you're a US ally (or, rather, if for geopolitical reasons the US has to suck your dick).
Quote from: Jordan Duram
It doesn't concern you, Sister, that kind of absolutist view of the universe? Right and wrong determined solely by a single all-knowing, all powerful being whose judgment cannot be questioned and in whose name the most horrendous acts can be sanctioned without appeal?

Quote from: Supreme Court of Canada
Being required by someone else’s religious beliefs to behave contrary to one’s sexual identity is degrading and disrespectful.

Offline Svata

  • Doesn't even fucking know anymore
  • The Beast
  • *****
  • Posts: 1518
  • Gender: Male
  • No, seriously, fuck astrology.
Re: Saudi Arabia Lifts Ban on Women Drivers
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2018, 11:24:05 pm »
oh, and they're still trying to literally force Yemen into the sea
"Politician" is the occupational equivalent of "Florida".

Offline dpareja

  • The Beast
  • *****
  • Posts: 4360
Re: Saudi Arabia Lifts Ban on Women Drivers
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2018, 11:49:20 pm »
oh, and they're still trying to literally force Yemen into the sea

With US help.
Quote from: Jordan Duram
It doesn't concern you, Sister, that kind of absolutist view of the universe? Right and wrong determined solely by a single all-knowing, all powerful being whose judgment cannot be questioned and in whose name the most horrendous acts can be sanctioned without appeal?

Quote from: Supreme Court of Canada
Being required by someone else’s religious beliefs to behave contrary to one’s sexual identity is degrading and disrespectful.

Offline Lana Reverse

  • The Beast
  • *****
  • Posts: 937
  • Gender: Female
Re: Saudi Arabia Lifts Ban on Women Drivers
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2018, 11:03:44 am »
And it's not just the U.S. either. Saudi Arabia was elected to serve on the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. Imagine if Apartheid-era South Africa was on the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
Beware those who hate the rich more than they love the poor.

Offline dpareja

  • The Beast
  • *****
  • Posts: 4360
Re: Saudi Arabia Lifts Ban on Women Drivers
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2018, 12:05:41 pm »
And it's not just the U.S. either. Saudi Arabia was elected to serve on the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. Imagine if Apartheid-era South Africa was on the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

Basically because the US put them there, and I wouldn't be surprised if it was because of some backroom whispers that the Saudis would stop selling their oil in US dollars if they weren't let onto said committee (I think they may actually have chaired it at some point).

But basically Saudi Arabia and Israel have the US by the balls in their own ways and it produces seriously disgusting results.
Quote from: Jordan Duram
It doesn't concern you, Sister, that kind of absolutist view of the universe? Right and wrong determined solely by a single all-knowing, all powerful being whose judgment cannot be questioned and in whose name the most horrendous acts can be sanctioned without appeal?

Quote from: Supreme Court of Canada
Being required by someone else’s religious beliefs to behave contrary to one’s sexual identity is degrading and disrespectful.

Offline Kanzenkankaku

  • Pope
  • ****
  • Posts: 411
  • Gender: Female
Re: Saudi Arabia Lifts Ban on Women Drivers
« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2018, 11:55:48 pm »
Israel's got its problems with how they treat Palestinians, but I honestly prefer them over the Saudis because at least Israel is much better for women and LGBT people.