For well over a decade, Saudi women have been
fighting to convince their Islamic rulers to give them driving
rights. But now their argument has taken a strange twist, Shikha
Dalmia notes. They are invoking the same law that has for centuries
subjugated them to argue their case. They claim that lifting the
driving ban would be more consistent with sharia that, elsewhere,
has been used to circumcise them and make them subordinate to men.
Is this a wise strategy?
from Hit & Run http://reason.com/blog/2013/11/01/shikha-dalmia-on-how-saudi-women-are-fig