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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

What's up with Subaru and Saudi Women

Can you imagine not having the right to drive? Okay, so if you've had a few DWI's and your license is gone that's not what I'm talking about. I'm talking about the Change.org petition that calls for the car company to pull out of Saudi until the Saudi government changes their rules about women drivers.

These women in Saudi Arabia don't want to over throw the government or squash men, they just want to be able to run their errands without having to disrupt everyone's home schedule. Allowing women to drive in Saudi Arabia would make the country more efficient. How many hours are wasted waiting on someone else to drive them?

The rule was put in place by men who are afraid of their women. They are afraid of what their women can accomplish and how smart their women are. Saudi women are smart, funny, courageous and should be drivers.

The petition, which has more than 30,000 signatures, talks about how the company “loves selling cars to women, and has built up a progressive brand” for itself. Subaru sponsors women’s surf festivals, the U.S. Women’s Triatholon Series and the Outstanding Woman in Science Award for the Geological Society of America and yet they make millions in a country where women aren't allowed to drive. That's double talk to me.

The letter concludes with..."We write to you with a simple request: that Subaru publicly pledge to pull out of Saudi Arabia until such time as women are allowed to drive.

It is our hope that this will put huge pressure on the Saudi royal family and shine a bright light on the "gender apartheid" in our country. It's a chance for your company to live up to its brand, and make a huge difference for nearly 13 million of us Saudi women.

God bless you.

Saudi Women for Driving"

Sign the Petition not for yourself, but for end of all forms of apartheid

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