Saudi Arabia Women Voters

Saudi Arabia has come under a lot pressure from the west in the last decade to change their stance on women having equal rights as men, or at the very least allowing them to vote on elections that will effect their lives.

In 2011 King Abdullah announced rights for women that would allow them to vote and even run in municipal elections, starting in 2015. A step that many were hopeful about, but still skeptical in light of the circumstances.

We again find ourselves wondering if this small step, albeit historical, is only to placate western pressure or if it’s a true step towards eradicating discrimination towards women.

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Saudi Arabia has come under a lot pressure from the west in the last decade to change their stance on women having equal rights as men, or at the very least allowing them to vote on elections that will effect their lives. https://twitter.com/BuzzFeedNews/status/635831822929264640 In 2011 King Abdullah announced rights for women...