Women In Saudi Arabia Are Finally Allowed to Drive
As of yesterday, women in Saudi Arabia are finally allowed to drive for the first time after a decades-long ban that had regulated them to the backseat.
“Guys and men, they’ll get used to it,” Enamm Al Aswad, a driver for the ride-hailing app Careem, said to Cosmopolitan. “Finally, everything is in the correct place.”
As Cosmo reports: Saudi women around the country posted videos of themselves behind the wheel, decorated with custom Snapchat filters created to commemorate the occasion. Artists tweeted handmade illustrations of women driving, and images of a Saudi license plate Photoshopped to say “2018 GRL.”
“On a day like this let’s not forget the majority of unlucky women with a guardian who is an obstacle between them and their rights,” one Saudi woman wrote on Twitter. “The Saudi women who are driving today are the privileged ones. And until all women are equal, this joy won’t be complete.”
— MSN Arabia🇸🇦🇪🇬🇲🇦🇹🇳 (@MSNArabia) June 23, 2018