Saudi Woman Drive Hard Bargain

I find it comforting that among our allies in the fight to extend democracy in the world is the nation of Saudi Arabia. After all, when it comes to extending the benefits and joys of democracy to one and all, which nation other than Saudi Årabia deserves the award for leader in the struggle to attain equal rights?” A group of Saudi women are petitioning the government to extend a few rights to women. They are petitioning the Shura Council to allow women to have the following rights:

The right to get their own identify card without seeking permission of their “guardian.”
The right to walk outside the home without seeking permission of their “guardian.”
The right to work without seeking permission of their “guardian.”
The right to drive a car without seeking permission of their “guardian.”

They are asking the Shura Council(which does have three females on it) to end the tyranny of males over women. After all, it is the 21st century!

How about the right of females to leave a burning building without permission of their “guardian?”
Three years ago several females died because their school building was on fire and they did not have permission to take off their head scarves from their “guardian” so they died in the burning building!