Friday, June 17, 2011

A Driving Force

In Saudi Arabia today, a few courageous women took matters, or steering wheels, as the case may be, into their own hands and drove down the streets of Riyadh.  There's nothing particularly interesting about women driving, aside from the fact that it is banned in Saudi Arabia.  To do so openly and in full view of authorities could lead to arrest and other severe forms of punishment.  Here's hoping that this small act of civil disobedience will help usher in a time of change for the women of Saudi Arabia.

When I read stories like this, I'm reminded of the Margaret Mead quote I often see on a forum I frequent:

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."