Women driving in Saudi Arabia could let Genie out of the bottle

I was very happy to see the news that Saudi Arabia has ended its ban on women driving cars. I hope it is a tiny step forward for women in that country that will lead to additional destruction of the tyranny that imprisons them. The unreasonably strict patriarchy of that kingdom essentially makes all women criminals, subject to perpetual house arrest. My readings about the abuses suffered by women in that country have been a source of inspiration in my writings. As a fantasy writer, the civilizations I create are pre-industrial and modeled on patriarchy, which imposes tyranny on all people, men and women, so that a few can hold great power. The tyranny of the home upholds the tyranny of the state.

Saudi Arabia to allow women to drive

In a reversal of a longstanding rule, Saudi Arabia has announced that it will now allow women to drive. In a royal decree signed by King Salman bin Abdulaziz, the order said it will be effective immediately but the rollout will take months, Saudi Press Agency reported on Tuesday. A high level committee of ministers has…

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My stories focus on outsiders and rebels who play by their own rules and sometimes overthrow powerful empires and religions or at least defy them and survive.

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Union of Renegades: The Rys Chronicles Book I

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Rys Rising: Book I

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