According to reports, Saudi Arabia announced yesterday that women in the country will be permitted to drive starting next June.
This is a historic decision that makes Saudi Arabia the last country in the world to permit women behind the wheel.
The decision doesn’t take effect until June 2018 but users from across the world on Twitter rejoice:
Breaking News: Saudi Arabia agrees to let women drive, ending a policy long criticized as a human rights violation https://t.co/asPw5UY0QW
— The New York Times (@nytimes) September 26, 2017
Now that saudi women can drive, can we hear back from that one sheikh who said driving will damage ovaries & lead to birth defects?
— spicy fatwa (@beyonce_studies) September 26, 2017
To all the men making jokes about women driving, I remind you: Saudi has one of the highest car accident rates, and only men drive.
— 7ala Abdullah (@7allo) September 26, 2017
— Kris Jenner (@KrisJenner) September 27, 2017
History is made today. History people. Goosebumps all over.#Women2Drive 💚🇸🇦
— IsraaGaratli | إسراء (@DameIsraa) September 26, 2017
In a historic Royal Decree, women will finally be issued driver’s licenses & allowed to drive in Saudi Arabia. This is a proud day for KSA. pic.twitter.com/NPqXHKjNcl
— Mohammed K. Alyahya (@7yhy) September 26, 2017
— Global Citizen (@GlblCtzn) September 26, 2017
Thank YOU, Saudi Arabia for finally letting Women Drive! Now gay woman in Saudi Arabia can drive to their own stoning!
— Rob Schneider (@RobSchneider) September 27, 2017
Saudi women will soon be able to drive legally and they are excited https://t.co/Ze7WxMlasZ
— BuzzFeed (@BuzzFeed) September 26, 2017