There was one Saudi woman that had the courage to drive a car and it was an act of civil disobedience. She was initially arrested by the police after she drove and posted a video about it. But, there was a lot of outrage from around the world and she was then let out of jail. She is now living in Australia with her second husband and her son. She says that when she sees something wrong, she speaks up.
- Can you imagine that merely driving a car is an act of civil disobedience? Well, for a woman in Saudi Arabia, doing just that most certainly is.
- In 2011, Manal al-Sharif, who had a car and a driver’s license, filmed herself driving on YouTube. She was arrested for driving then released when worldwide outrage erupted.
- She sees her actions as encouraging other Saudi women to drive and cited a family of a mother and three girls who had never thought of driving until seeing Manal al-Sharif’s video online.
“I think the worst was not the pain, the worst is losing trust in the people you love.”