The only country that still bans women from driving is Saudi Arabia, where President and Mrs. Obama just a couple of weeks ago paid their respects to the new king.
Some Saudi women who have defied the official ban on getting behind the wheel have paid a dear price — they’ve been jailed.
Recently, a Saudi Arabian historian went on TV in that country to try to explain the reason behind the law that many find offensive and grossly unfair.
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According to an account in The Daily Mail, what he said to the interviewer was so shocking that she and other guests on the show shook their heads in stunned disbelief.
Historian Saleh al-Saadoon claimed that American women are perfectly fine with driving because they don’t care if they are raped on the side of the road…that rape to them is “no big deal.”
By clicking on the video above, you can watch the brief segment that suggests as much about the criminal tendencies of Saudi men as it does about the restrictions that country still puts on women.
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