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Saudi Arabian Women’s Right to Drive

It’s the start of Activist Gals Month and we’re trying to turn anger into positive change. Bonnie talks about 3 amazing women in Saudi Arabia who have fought for the right to drive for women. Learn about Loujain al-Halthloul and her time in jail, Manal al-Sharif leading 100 women behind the wheel, and Ameera al-Taweel a Princess who trying to do her part as well.

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Show Notes & Extras

  • New research theme – Activist Gals!
  • This month’s Gal-Pals are: Dr. Leah Leach, Bonnie Fillenwarth, Katie Harris and Klaire Lockheart
  • Zoom video this time!!
  • Klaire Lockheart returns!
  • Miss Art world of South Dakota
  • Podcast – History of the Modern Art
  • Art Snark!
  • Brodalisques
  • Bonnie’s Art
  • Katie’s new job
  • Events – Gal’s Guide Calendar
  • Anger is energy!
  • Action figures
  • Bonnie’s 1 Cool Activist Thing is Saudi Arabian Women’s Right to Drive
  • 70% of university students are women
  • Male guardianship laws
  • Saudi women didn’t have the right to vote until 2011
  • The King loves paperwork?
  • 1990’s women were “banned” from driving
  • Women’s only transport was talked about
  • Loujain al-Halthloul
  • Women can fly a plane but not drive?
  • Loujain arrested in 2014
  • June 2018 the driving ban was lifted.
  • 120,000 women applied for a license the first day
  • Trevor Noah (Video Below)
  • Loujain was arrested just before the ban was lifted
  • Activism = Terrorism
  • Tourchured!
  • Held in prison for 1,001 days
  • Pledge
  • Real problem was her activism
  • Man of the women who were arrested for driving during the ban are still in prison
  • Loujain’s sister is a lawyer and speaks for her
  • Manal al-Sarif
  • Ted Talk (video below)
  • Oslo Freedom Forum (video below)
  • To prevent an uprising, separation of gender
  • June 17, 2011 activism day
  • Video of Manal driving went viral
  • She was arrested
  • 100 women drove, 0 arrests
  • Ameera Al-Taweel, Princess in Saudi Arabia
  • Husband
  • Divorce by text
  • Custody
  • Creepy interview (video below)
  • “Too much of a voice”
  • Ameera at Prince William & Kate’s wedding
  • Katie’s trip to New Orleans
  • South Dakota no fault divorce fight
  • Religious laws vs goverment laws
  • Moral policing
  • Afghan women
  • Organizations to help Malala Fund, Islamic Relief USA, Women for Women

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