Friday, September 30, 2011

King Abdullah: Women can "participate" in 2015 vote. Meanwhile, woman gets 10 lashes for driving a car.

9/29/11 The Daily Show With Jon Stewart:
Great News: Municipal elections in Saudi Arabia.

My first thought: "Yeah, and it sucks that the Saudi women can't vote.".

And... Abracadabra!  King Abdullah declares that Saudi women will be able to "participate in voting"... in 2015.

That said... The Genuine "Bottom Line" goes like this: "The Big A" did not actually come forward and say - specifically - that Saudi women would be able to "vote".

This was still very surprising news and, upon hearing it, I almost began to feel an increased amount of hope for the women of Saudi Arabia. Almost.

The feeling was fleeting though, because the announcement was followed by the horrifying news that yet another Saudi woman has recently been unfairly sentenced to receive ten lashes as a punishment.

What did she do?

Well, she's going to be whipped for the heinous act of: driving a car(!).

(F*ing Misogynist Parasites.)

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