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Women driven to confusion in Saudi Arabia

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June 19, 2011 2:17:48 PM

Yes but we treat them as equals ... not goods and chattel.
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June 19, 2011 3:29:51 PM

Yes ... we must silence the zealots ... start by closing "The Blaze" ...
June 19, 2011 3:57:19 PM

The blaze is but a reaction to those zealots, and basically harmless until zealousness arises from it as well.
IMO, you neednt pull extreme in the other direction because maybe the current one is tilted too far in the opposite one.
We dont need more zealots
June 19, 2011 3:59:50 PM

Tassadar ??
June 19, 2011 4:14:02 PM

In a sense
I felt back in 96 the attitudes at the time was to wipe the libs out, whereas I saw alot of what their (at the time, before zealousness extremists overtook them) ideas were good, not as a major focal point, but a build in, using common sense.
I felt the conservatives would just white wash these issues, but instead, the zealots took over, and the republicans failed us as well, by doing exactly what they blamed the libs for, by extending thier stays in office, spending sprees, and by doing in a smaller part, exactly what the libs claimed, by using frivolous tax breaks to cronies
June 20, 2011 12:19:23 PM

So your suggesting we break away with Jim ??

Is Sarah Palin ... Kerrigan ??

OMG help us !!!
June 20, 2011 12:39:54 PM

Reynod said:
Yes ... we must silence the zealots ... start by closing "The Blaze" ...



The Blaze only links to articles from news agencies around the world. They don't manufacture anything Reynod.

The commentary and reader comments are decidedly to the right of center but that has nothing to do with where the news story orginated from.

Pull you head out man!
June 20, 2011 1:49:52 PM

Why do you post 95% of your threads from that site then ... do you work for them?

June 20, 2011 1:55:45 PM

Reynod said:
Why do you post 95% of your threads from that site then ... do you work for them?



No, I don't work for them.

95% is a bit of an exaggeration rey. :pfff: 

I link to articles on The Blaze because they post news articles that none of the main stream media sites will. Simple as that.
June 20, 2011 2:01:16 PM

I'll check but in the meantime I want you to post something from Sesame Street, The Inquirer, Sporting shooter, and The Knitting club just to try to counter your stats.

I'll post a pro-republican article ...

no wait ... do I have to??

Jeez you make me do bad things ...
June 20, 2011 7:38:32 PM

I added to the conversation!
June 21, 2011 11:04:58 AM

This is why the Saudi's don't want them to drive ...

We can't work out who they are on the speed camera ... or even if the cop is talking to them he isn't sure who they are ...

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/more-news/judge-could-...

We probably should look at how the French are going ... otherwise there are going to be heaps of women robbing shops ... banks ... even drive through coffee vendors.

These women in black could possibly inpire a new cartoon charactor ...
June 30, 2011 2:20:02 PM

All you have to do is ask yourself, what if there was no religion in the middle east or anywhere for that matter. Everything from women getting to drive there to less wars in the past present and future would be beneficial from this, but I suppose people have to have their superstitions.
July 18, 2011 7:34:30 AM

The funny thing is, according to pure Islamic Law women are allowed to drive. This is based on the fact that during the time of the Prophet Muhammad women were allowed to ride a donkey/camel/horse whenever.

This law is one based purely on saudi arabian culture, why? I have no idea. Maybe they avoid the law and ride horses everywhere :kaola: 
July 18, 2011 7:49:26 AM

Thanks Imran ... nice to have a bit of perspective.

:) 
July 18, 2011 12:41:11 PM

imran_t said:
The funny thing is, according to pure Islamic Law women are allowed to drive. This is based on the fact that during the time of the Prophet Muhammad women were allowed to ride a donkey/camel/horse whenever.

This law is one based purely on saudi arabian culture, why? I have no idea. Maybe they avoid the law and ride horses everywhere :kaola: 



Indeed, thanks imran. You are exactly right, it is a culture thing. The culture of oppressing women in nearly every facet of society. From driving, to education, to holding a job, to walking down the street unescorted.
July 23, 2011 12:52:23 PM

Reynod said:
I'll check but in the meantime I want you to post something from Sesame Street, The Inquirer, Sporting shooter, and The Knitting club just to try to counter your stats.

Biggest controvery there is English or European style.

I use English style.
July 23, 2011 1:04:31 PM

Reynod said:
This is why the Saudi's don't want them to drive ...

We can't work out who they are on the speed camera ... or even if the cop is talking to them he isn't sure who they are ...

Saher, the Saudi traffic cam system uses the car license plates. Doesn't matter who is driving.

One of my Saudi coworkers says women shouldn't drive because they have weak hearts.

You had to be here during Desert Shield to see the culture shock when many Saudis for the first time saw women driving big trucks, carrying weapons, and ordering men around.

For that matter, in front of the main gate of the RSAF base in Dhahran, there is what looks like a mockup of a MRCA Tornado on a pylon. It is not a mockup. It used to be a real aircraft. The Saudi pilot was not going to take orders from a female boom operator in a U.S. tanker.
July 23, 2011 1:04:40 PM

I prefer early American myself
July 23, 2011 1:17:28 PM

jsc said:
Saher, the Saudi traffic cam system uses the car license plates. Doesn't matter who is driving.

One of my Saudi coworkers says women shouldn't drive because they have weak hearts.

You had to be here during Desert Shield to see the culture shock when many Saudis for the first time saw women driving big trucks, carrying weapons, and ordering men around.

For that matter, in front of the main gate of the RSAF base in Dhahran, there is what looks like a mockup of a MRCA Tornado on a pylon. It is not a mockup. It used to be a real aircraft. The Saudi pilot was not going to take orders from a female boom operator in a U.S. tanker.



Are you saying he crashed because he refused to let a female boomer top of his tanks?
July 26, 2011 3:06:00 PM

No. I am saying he crashed because he refused to let a female boom operator fill his tanks.
July 26, 2011 6:09:21 PM

^^ filled, topped off. Still, that is funny in a shaking my head disbelievingly sort of way. :) 
July 26, 2011 7:32:43 PM

Its only as agressive as some women will go to promote their sex.
Ive had women carrying armfulls of groceries yelling at me, as Id go to get the door for them, "Ive got it!!!"
Where love lies in all this, who knows
July 27, 2011 1:31:57 PM

jd, I do not worry about that. Strangely, I have never had a man complain when I held a door for him in the same circumstances. It's just common courtesy, which like common sense apparently is not that common any more.
July 27, 2011 2:34:31 PM

Meh ... I still do what I consider is the right thing regarding doors and chairs and calling women "ladies" ...

... hence I have one ... IRL.

/notlivinginmumsbasement
July 28, 2011 8:44:51 AM

Me too
If they dont get it, too bad, they will anyways
Its the code
September 12, 2011 2:10:50 PM

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