Friday, September 28, 2007

Interesting article about women driving in the NYT

This is is the link to the article that I came across that is interesting because I didn't know there was a petition being signed by S women that was done with studies on the impact of women not driving with a financial and social prospective...

This is the Link to the article:
Saudis Rethink Taboo on Women Behind the Wheel
Published: September 28, 2007
"DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Sept. 27-DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Sept. 27 — In a recent episode of Saudi Arabia’s most popular television show, broadcast during Ramadan this month, a Saudi man of the future is seen sitting in his house as his daughter pulls into the driveway, her children piled into the back of the car.
“Where have you been?” the father asks.
“The kids were bored, so I took them to the movies,” she replies, matter-of-factly, as she gets out of the driver’s seat......"

“Fifty years ago, we rejected the mail and then we advanced,” said Mr. Sadhan, the television producer. “We refused radio, only to accept it, and then rejected TV, and only to accept that, too. We will accept women driving some day all the same, and the environment has to be prepared for it.”

This last statement is very true regarding anything new that is proposed to the saudi society they always dont accept change at first...

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Check out this article on Saudidebate by Shaker Nabulsi

Ok so while I was browsing some blogs I came across this article onSaudidebate dot com :
Saudi women eschew ‘quick fix’ modernization as they stride towards the future
by Shaker Nabulsi
This part in particular caught my intrest in his article
" In light of this I would call upon Saudi women to devote themselves to education, rather than to jobs in business and government. I understand this requires a considerable sacrifice on their part. However, Saudi girls need teachers. The challenge for Saudi women is to fulfill this need - because the education of the young is the most important job any person can undertake. "

Thats the challenge?
I think articles like this are one of the challenges that face S women.

if you read the article, Im wondering what you think of it?