Tag Archives: Saudi women

January 05

Women in the Auto Industry…and the World

Fired up by yesterday’s post, I went back through some of my prior posts on Mary Barra specifically and women in the auto industry generally, and came across a few oldies but goodies. Sharing the collection here for anyone interested: It Doesn’t Have to Be a Revolution – December 4, 2013 One Small Step for Woman – […]

March 29

Let Them Drive…Still

Today, in conjunction with President Obama’s visit to Saudi Arabia, Saudi women again protested the ban on women driving by getting behind the wheel. Organizers are focused not just on obtaining the right to drive, but on increased democratic reforms and human rights in Saudi Arabia You may remember me writing about this topic here, […]

December 08

Project Keychain Update!

A little over a month ago, Ashleigh Burroughs and I launched Project Keychain, inspired by the efforts of Saudi women to protest the ban that prevents them from driving in their own country. In an effort to raise awareness and show support for these brave women, we put out a call for keychains. In a […]

December 04

It Doesn’t Have to Be a Revolution

I came across a quote in the New Yorker yesterday that resonated with me on a number of levels, and I thought I would share it with you guys. The piece, by Louis Menand, was a critical overview of the life and work of Norman Mailer. In observing how befuddled Mailer was by the women’s […]

November 04

Let Them Drive

UPDATE! Visit the Project Keychain Facebook page here. And read this great article from Jean Knows Cars here. And send keychains!   “It’s so loud inside my head with words that I never said” I tend to bite my tongue on matters political and religious. I stay informed, I form my own views, but the words stay […]

October 28

No Woman, No Drive

While I’ve been over here prattling away about cars and racing, women in Saudi Arabia have been engaging in a very courageous act: getting into a car and driving. Saudi Arabia is the only country in the world that bans women drivers. While not technically against the law (because there is no actual law that […]