Saudi Princess Says Women Driving Needs Constitutional Change

Princess Basma bint Saud spoke at Cambridge recently:

Unexpectedly, the Princess publicly declared that women should not be able to drive. Progress, she thinks, needs to happen over time: “It’s not safe. They would be beaten up by men on the streets which would merely reaffirm that women driving is bad for them. First of all we need to change the constitution, men and women need to be made equal on the streets, in the law courts, in the home, in the workplace, in all rights. Then we might be ready, then women should drive.”

Let me get this straight: so to allow women to drive, we need to change the constitution first. Otherwise, men would beat up women on the streets? Okay.