Saudi Women and Right To Drive

This past weekend, some Saudi women made headlines for doing something most everyone take for granted: driving. These few dozen women took it upon themselves to disregard the ban on driving imposed on them by their society. A campaign to support Saudi women’s right to drive gained a lot of feedback, both positive and negative. Some religious clerics even went so far as to voice their anger to their... read more

Iranian Women Fight Back, Parkour-Style

Until recently, I had never heard of Parkour (gymnastics+martial arts). I inadvertently heard the term while watching an episode of “New Girl” and one of the characters shouted out “Parkour” as he tried to scale the wall of his apartment. While I let the term slip by, it would mean more after reading how “Parkour” has made an impact in Iran. For Iranian women,... read more