Sunday, October 23, 2005

Us and Them: Part III

I came across this little gem on Chaptzem. Apparently it's a Forward article, but since bugmenot does not have an entry for them, I will quote from the Chaptzem post:
In some ways, Saudi Arabia's laws regarding women are more permissive than the religious edicts in New Square. For example, a Saudi woman is allowed to ride in the front seat of a car if the driver is her husband. While husbands and wives in Saudi Arabia are allowed to walk with each other, New Square men and women always must walk on different sides of the street. In strong contrast to Saudi Arabia, the government does not enforce the religious rules in New Square; violations do not result in any form of corporal punishment. But those who frequently violate the rules in New Square are blackballed from the community.

OTOH, apparently Saudi men really know how to drive.