King Abdullah announced that women will be able to vote and run for ‘select’ offices in 2015. These women have been mistreated for centuries.
Sex segregation is a big part of their culture.
Women and men sit separately in restuarants.
They have different doors to enter into their homes.
Women have to cover their bodies.
Women are not allowed to drive.
Women must have male guardians.
Women do not have rights.
King Abdullah has not mentioned any of these rights.
He has only promised them the right to vote.
It is a good start, but history has shown that promises are not enough.
Action is enough.
I believe that action will happen soon enough.
It really saddens me when people make jokes about the progress in Saudi Arabia.
Every country has had good times and bad times.
Every country has had to fight for their rights.
They are not the first and they will not be the last.
Things will get better.
This is only the beginning.
“We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope. ”
-Martin Luther King, Jr.
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