Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman issued a royal decree allowing women to drive in the country for the first time ever… and Twitter was not especially impressed by the country allowing women a basic right.
The crown prince has integrated women more into the country’s economy by relaxing the country’s long-held rules, dictated by Wahhabi Islam. The country has also expanded government services women can access without permission from their husbands or fathers, and allowed women to be elected to municipal councils.
Meanwhile, in the United States, Chelsea Handler and other members of the Twitterati weighed in.
Yay! Saudi Arabia! Women can now drive the fuck out of there.
– Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) September 26, 2017
Saudi Arabia will allow women to drive; bc the only thing they love more than misogyny is fossil fuels.
– John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang) September 26, 2017
Saudi Arabia: Women Can Drive.
Melania: Women Can Drive?
Two seconds later: pic.twitter.com/iOIoyxEjNC
– Steve Marmel (@Marmel) September 26, 2017
Saudi Arabia have allowed women to drive for the 1st time. You go girls! pic.twitter.com/kGnktTRNek
– KEEM ???? (@KEEMSTAR) September 26, 2017
Women from Saudi Arabia when they found out it was legal to drive pic.twitter.com/aHQzYnXHGp
– Bre W. (@JillScottTwin) September 26, 2017