Saudi Societal Affront

Saudi Arabia wanted to improve its Wahhabi image and self-servingly encourage Western investment. So it is now permitting women to legally drive. But they still need male permission to travel and marry.

This isn’t about skewed Western perspective or cultural relativism or insensitivity to religious values. Saudi Arabia remains a demeaning society, just slightly less demeaning than it used to be. Too bad it’s an ally.

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