Women, the future today
"...Females did much better than males on the Jordanian secondary school leaving test Al-Tawjihi. On a national level, they held 41 spots from the 54 top spots in both academic and skill-based courses."
"These days, there is a lot of talk about the issue of women driving in Saudi Arabia and I am surprised that people see this as an important issue.
Outside Saudi Arabia people think we are still in the age of camels while inside it is as if a magical wand has solved all the problems of women except driving. I won't delve too deeply into this issue but I would like to point out that I noticed that many who support women's driving go support their claims by saying that millions of Saudi Riyals are being spent on foreign drivers, so if a Saudi woman drove her own car, they will cut back on a lot of costs. (...)
Argument worse than sin!
Housewives will not allow this to happen for each of them has her own appointments- Hisa is invited to X and doesn't have the time to buy bread for the children's dinner or even Indomi. Mazna is going to the coffee shop with her friends and she doesn't want to be late because the kids want to go the bookshop. Rafia has set exercise times to walk across Prince Abdullah Street so she sends her son to the dentist with the maid. Haya can't wake up early to take her children to school because she was at a late-night party in one of the rest houses outside of Riyadh and so she arrived close to dawn and "in these times, only drivers can drive".
It doesn't work out except with men. It is a man's job to drive. The driver is the one who should buy the bread, get the groceries and the children's needs from the bookshops and take them to schools and hospitals.
We will not solve the problem of the millions by allowing women to drive, on the contrary, because women will become "addicted" to driving for reason and without, and hold responsibility. Only a driver should do that, for men did it before!"