Earlier in the spring we provided some coverage for a small revolution occurring in Saudi Arabia where the women of the country were heavily protesting the ban on women drivers in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, which later then led to the arrest of the protest leader, Manal al-Sharif. The protest was arranged for an exhibition date on June 17th, a day that called for Saudi women all over the country to get in a car and drive as part of the campaign.
The protest still continued to carry on even outside the kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Just recently in Kiev, Ukraine, the local feminist rights group Femen drove around the Saudi Arabian Embassy the day before the June 17th call-to-action. In an apparently trademarked style, the Femen protesters were topless as they hung out the car windows.
Other women reverted to classic mooning. Despite the lack of clothing for some protestors, the women still maintained their facial coverings to show that they were supporting Saudi women. The Femen feminist rights group has a long history of nudity to grab the attention of the media, especially since their home country enforces the morals of women being covered from head-to-toe.
– By: Chris Chin