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Rally at the Saudi Embassy TOMORROW to support women’s right to drive. There will be prestigious speakers and participants are encouraged to bring posters as well as drive their cars around the embassy.

Where: 601 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington DC

Nearest Metro Station: Foggy Bottom—Blue and Orange Lines, get there early, speakers @ 2 PM

Hosted by The Institute for Gulf Affairs with No Women No Play.

She’s been driving for decades and doesn’t plan on stopping any time soon - but it’s high-time Saudi women start! Honk if you support the Saudi Women’s June 17th Driving Initiative. Send your videos to honkforsaudiwomen@gmail.com subscribe to the channel www.youtube.com/honkforsaudiwomen

How much do I support the Saudi Women’s June 17th driving initiative? This much….

Despite detention, censorship, Saudi women won’t be silence, and neither will I. So let’s make some noise. Honk if you support the Saudi women’s driving initiative

Upload your support video to YouTube and send the URL to honkforsaudiwomen@gmail.com

By exercising your freedoms, you can help Saudi women gain their own – so honk to green-light the Saudi women’s driving initiative. Thank you.

First Steps on the Path to Women’s Suffrage in KSA; Rania Olayan Attempts to Register to Vote

Without a man’s approval, she has no right to travel; not by legal declaration, not by religious mandate, but by pervasive de facto ban, she has no right to drive. And because nine million women with her face that battle for voting rights, Rania Olayan, 47, was driven by her brother, with her father’s permission, to Polling Center #39 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

The Saudi government had just announced the second nationwide, municipal election in its history – a concerted effort on the heels of mounting unrest in neighboring countries. But the State did not relent in its campaign against women’s suffrage. Waging a successful war in the 2004 election, the government this year is continuing its affront, banning women’s right to run; prohibiting women’s right to vote.

Ms. Olayan parked at the Alfarazdaq Elementary, a boy’s school, knowing that two women had been arrested for protesting in Dammam the day before.

“My heart was pumping. I did not know what to expect,” Ms. Olayan reported on the Saudi Women Revolution (SWR) Facebook page, an online movement organized by Nuha al Sulaiman, a 28-year-old businesswoman in Saudi Arabia.

An historic first-step toward women taking the September vote was orchestrated through SWR. Ms. Olayan, who happen to be in Saudi Arabia at the time, arranged with other Saudi women to meet at 6:30 in the evening on the 24th of April, at the polling center in Riyadh, to attempt to register to vote.

“Today was special,” she wrote. As cars started pulling-up beside her, Ms. Olayan was nervous until she saw “the ladies in black.”

“I did not know any of them, but somehow, I felt safe. I shook hands, and introduced myself.” There were twelve women total…

Gingrich Presidential Hopes Compromised by 'Pattern' of Adulterous 'Mistakes'

Three decades and two divorces after Gingrich first asked voters to let his family represent theirs, Gingrich is counting on social conservatives to back his 2012 presidential bid despite sexual transgressions.

Sickening Day for Women in Politics - Beck 'Vomits' Over Meghan McCain Cancer PSA

For over 10 disgusting minutes, Glenn Beck on his radio show splashed liquid into an empty trashcan while gagging and moaning: a truly nauseating effect for his radio audience. His feigned vomit-attack wasn’t induced by China, gold or the apocalypse (or any of Beck’s other favorite agitators) no, Glenn Beck nearly threw up because of Meghan McCain.

Why? Because she was featured in a PSA to raise awareness about skin cancer.

Seriously.

Study Reveals 48 Women Raped Every Hour in Congo

The occurrence of rape in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), named the “rape capital of the world” by the United Nations (UN), is 26 times higher than the 16,000 yearly rapes previously reported by the UN.

Ms. Magazine reports a new national study released Wednesday reveals 400,000, nearly half a million, women were raped in that Africa nation in the 12-month period between 2006 and 2007, a rate of 1,152 women every day — 48 women raped every hour.

Rally at the Saudi Embassy TOMORROW to support women’s right to drive. There will be prestigious speakers and participants are encouraged to bring posters as well as drive their cars around the embassy.

Where: 601 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington DC

Nearest Metro Station: Foggy Bottom—Blue and Orange Lines, get there early, speakers @ 2 PM

Hosted by The Institute for Gulf Affairs with No Women No Play.

She’s been driving for decades and doesn’t plan on stopping any time soon - but it’s high-time Saudi women start! Honk if you support the Saudi Women’s June 17th Driving Initiative. Send your videos to honkforsaudiwomen@gmail.com subscribe to the channel www.youtube.com/honkforsaudiwomen

How much do I support the Saudi Women’s June 17th driving initiative? This much….

Despite detention, censorship, Saudi women won’t be silence, and neither will I. So let’s make some noise. Honk if you support the Saudi women’s driving initiative

Upload your support video to YouTube and send the URL to honkforsaudiwomen@gmail.com

By exercising your freedoms, you can help Saudi women gain their own – so honk to green-light the Saudi women’s driving initiative. Thank you.

First Steps on the Path to Women’s Suffrage in KSA; Rania Olayan Attempts to Register to Vote

Without a man’s approval, she has no right to travel; not by legal declaration, not by religious mandate, but by pervasive de facto ban, she has no right to drive. And because nine million women with her face that battle for voting rights, Rania Olayan, 47, was driven by her brother, with her father’s permission, to Polling Center #39 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

The Saudi government had just announced the second nationwide, municipal election in its history – a concerted effort on the heels of mounting unrest in neighboring countries. But the State did not relent in its campaign against women’s suffrage. Waging a successful war in the 2004 election, the government this year is continuing its affront, banning women’s right to run; prohibiting women’s right to vote.

Ms. Olayan parked at the Alfarazdaq Elementary, a boy’s school, knowing that two women had been arrested for protesting in Dammam the day before.

“My heart was pumping. I did not know what to expect,” Ms. Olayan reported on the Saudi Women Revolution (SWR) Facebook page, an online movement organized by Nuha al Sulaiman, a 28-year-old businesswoman in Saudi Arabia.

An historic first-step toward women taking the September vote was orchestrated through SWR. Ms. Olayan, who happen to be in Saudi Arabia at the time, arranged with other Saudi women to meet at 6:30 in the evening on the 24th of April, at the polling center in Riyadh, to attempt to register to vote.

“Today was special,” she wrote. As cars started pulling-up beside her, Ms. Olayan was nervous until she saw “the ladies in black.”

“I did not know any of them, but somehow, I felt safe. I shook hands, and introduced myself.” There were twelve women total…

Gingrich Presidential Hopes Compromised by 'Pattern' of Adulterous 'Mistakes'

Three decades and two divorces after Gingrich first asked voters to let his family represent theirs, Gingrich is counting on social conservatives to back his 2012 presidential bid despite sexual transgressions.

Sickening Day for Women in Politics - Beck 'Vomits' Over Meghan McCain Cancer PSA

For over 10 disgusting minutes, Glenn Beck on his radio show splashed liquid into an empty trashcan while gagging and moaning: a truly nauseating effect for his radio audience. His feigned vomit-attack wasn’t induced by China, gold or the apocalypse (or any of Beck’s other favorite agitators) no, Glenn Beck nearly threw up because of Meghan McCain.

Why? Because she was featured in a PSA to raise awareness about skin cancer.

Seriously.

Study Reveals 48 Women Raped Every Hour in Congo

The occurrence of rape in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), named the “rape capital of the world” by the United Nations (UN), is 26 times higher than the 16,000 yearly rapes previously reported by the UN.

Ms. Magazine reports a new national study released Wednesday reveals 400,000, nearly half a million, women were raped in that Africa nation in the 12-month period between 2006 and 2007, a rate of 1,152 women every day — 48 women raped every hour.

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