Saudi Arabia’s Decision to Let Women Drive Drives Twitter Jokes at Arab Nation’s Expense

For the first time ever, women can now get behind the wheel in the Muslim nation

Last Updated: September 27, 2017 @ 9:10 AM

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.