Lest you thought erroneously that the dark ages are a thing of the past, please be informed that just yesterday a woman was sentenced to ten whiplashes because *drum roll* she was caught driving a car!
Yes, ladies and gentlemen, I kid you not. And this of course takes place in none other than the backward-minded "Kingdom."
I hate to refer to that country, where beloved Mecca and Medina lie, as the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia because, like my very wise grandmother always said, no country should be name after its rulers.
How can women still face such cruel and demeaning corporeal punishment in the year 2011--and by order of a judge? What is wrong with the world?
And before you jump to conclusions about extremists and Islamic Sharia law, let me tell you that Saudi king and royalty are not as pious as they would like us to believe. They, and their beloved/favored ones, are out of the reach of said Sharia law. They do whatever the hell pleases them and in many instances have to travel far and wide to enjoy freedom.
So again the case of the Kingdom is merely a case of chauvinist pigs used religion to exercise their misogyny. It's an age old trick. Watch the locked up housewives of Venice in the movie Dangerous Beauty do they remind you of someone?
Women of the Kingdom, fear not. You will see the light of freedom, soon I hope--in our lifetime.