We’ve written before about the efforts of Saudi Arabian women to drive – and the Saudi government’s efforts to put the brakes on their campaign.
Today, the activist group Saudi Women for Driving tried another tactic: In a petition posted on U.S.-based social-activism site Change.org, the coalition called on Subaru to pull out of the kingdom until the driving ban is lifted.
In sort of an off-handed compliment, the petition explained that Subaru was the first carmarker targeted directly because the company was “progressive” and “loves selling cars to women.”
And yet. Cash and oil may flow in Saudi Arabia, but women aren’t allowed to drive. ”A big company like Subaru pulling out could help change our country forever,” the group said.