Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Saudi male journalist drives dressed as a woman to test reactions

Saudi journalist Saad al-Salem went driving for three days in Saudi's capital city, Riyadh, dressed in a woman's traditional black cloak, the abaya. He wanted to see how people reacted.

He was not arrested, nor was he caught by the 'religious police'. However, he was harassed and tailed by young men. His conclusion? That any women driving would face similar harassment.

You can read his account by clicking on the title of this post. I'm also adding the story to my list of news stories on women driving.

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