22 Jun '11, 6am

Driving with #Saudi Women

Driving with #Saudi Women

When Manal al-Sharif, a 32-year-old single mother, called for a June 17 protest with a Facebook page , she was arrested and jailed for nine days in May, bringing new attention to a movement that's been growing among Saudi women -- the right to get behind the wheel. Yesterday, I set up my Twitter feed to keep track of the ongoing discussion about the right to drive among Saudi women. The results proved that this issue remains a hot bedded topic, with updates nearly every minute throughout the evening and through today. The issue skyrocketed across the blogosphere when Hilary Clinton piped up with new comment s this week, becoming more forthcoming after calling for "quiet diplomacy." “What these women are doing is brave and what they are seeking is right,” Secretary of State Clinton said at a news conference. “The effort belongs to them. I am moved by it and I support them.”...

Full article: http://sg.news.yahoo.com/driving-saudi-women-214427871.html

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