Rain starts with a single drop

Al-Jazeera has an in-depth opinion piece about the June 17 women driving in Saudi. Some new things: 1) quotation from Manal al-Sharif “Rain starts with a single drop”, apparently quoting traditional tribal folk wisdom 2) story about foreign guest worker women in prison who have served their terms but cannot get released, even after Manal’s publicizing of their plight prompted enough donations to pay for their return flights 3) the story about how Manal’s father went to her tribal leader to get the king to order her release – this illustrates very well the necessity of wasta in this part of the world.
[Image: ticket issued to Maha1410 by Saudi police for driving while female. Via Women2Drive on Twitter.]

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