Monday, 4 June 2012

Fear of Women

In this video the religious police try to evict a lady from the mall because she has a manicure. Aparently Saudi men have no conception of self-control. Women are fighting back by filming this vile behavior and posting it on the internet. Despots fear publicity more than they fear violence.
See: Women Test Reins Under an Aged, Liberal King

Sunday, 3 June 2012

Manal al-Sharif

This is a story that needs more coverage in the English speaking press. In Saudi Arabia women are fighting for basic civil rights. These brave and intelligent women should be treated with the dignity and respect they deserve. Manal al-Sharif was jailed for driving a car, something only the men are allowed to do. Somehow I believe the women would drive much more carefully than the men.