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Afghan Women Driving Again

Discussion in 'Issues Around the World' started by ethics, Jan 25, 2003.

  1. ethics

    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

    In a small, quiet victory for women in Afghanistan, nineteen-year-old Giti Negbin, who works as a computer programmer in Kabul, explains why she wants to be driver:
    "It's so that we can solve our problems by ourselves. Not just driving, we want to do everything where we can solve problems ourselves."

    Women have not been allowed to drive since 1992.

    Full story...
  2. Robert Harris

    Robert Harris Passed Away Aug. 19, 2006

    Great. But not yet sm,ooth sailing -- still foot dragging. See tail end of the report from RFE:

    AFGHAN WOMEN DRIVING AGAIN. Women are once again driving on the streets of Kabul nearly a decade after the Taliban deprived them of that right. "The move [to allow women to drive again] is seen as symbolic of the development of women's rights," the UN news agency IRIN commented in a 23 January report. The first women's drivers-training class has just been completed in Kabul, thanks to the efforts of Medica Mondiale, a Germany-based NGO that works to support traumatized women in war zones. Medica Mondiale seeks to help "women have the same choices as men by allowing them to travel independently," IRIN wrote. The Kabul Traffic Department has reported delays in issuing driver's licenses to women, however, as it is necessary to first obtain a national ID card, which most Afghan women do not have. In addition, the department needs to construct separate testing facilities for women. KM
  3. Biker

    Biker Administrator Staff Member

    As if things weren't bad enough there already, now they're gonna have woman drivers. :eek:
  4. ShinyTop

    ShinyTop I know what is right or wrong!

    The Brits spell Talibun differently than we? Anyway, you would think we have learned nothing. Letting women drive is starting down a very slippery slope. Next thing you know they will want to vote and speak in public.
  5. Robert Harris

    Robert Harris Passed Away Aug. 19, 2006

    Not to mention taking of their face coverings and wearing make-up and showing their legs and ...

    Horrors, what that aall might lead to -- es[ecially sionce they will have the back seats of those cars to explore in.


    Don't let them drive -- they soon will reach the level of morals found only in California and other cesspools of depravity.
  6. Wacko

    Wacko Helllllooo Nurrrse

    Next thing you know they will be burning their bras.
  7. Robert Harris

    Robert Harris Passed Away Aug. 19, 2006

    What's wrong with that? Burning bras is always a good thing -- except for those women whose breasts cannot stand up unaided.
  8. ethics

    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

    As long as we get to see the pictures. :)
  9. Coot

    Coot Passed Away January 7, 2010

    This could quickly get out of hand...what's next? Will they start washing their husband's clothes on sharp rocks in an attempt to get washing machines?

    <small>Exit Stage Left</small>
  10. Biker

    Biker Administrator Staff Member

    Oh the horror! Washing machines, driver licenses.. Where will it end? Next thing you know, they'll think they can run for office!
  11. muddly

    muddly Guest

    Upon reflection...edited complete text of surly post.
  12. Jedi Writer

    Jedi Writer Guest

    Next thing you know theyll discover the greatest womans liberation advance of the past 40 yearsthe automatic transmission. What is next, parallel parking and then total anarchy?
  13. ethics

    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

    Re: Re: Afghan Women Driving Again

    Ignore us, Muddly. Just some old drunken men after the Super Bowl. :)
  14. muddly

    muddly Guest

    Hee... wasn't that... hell, nobody ever should have let me out of the kitchen, at least not until I learned to cook...

    I made a snarky post about Saudi Arabia.

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