Woman Attorney Launches Saudi Arabia's First All-Lady Law Firm

Just a few months after Saudi Arabia allowed women to serve in court, the first licensed woman attorney Bayan Mahmoud Al-Zahran has just opened the first female law firm, dedicated to representing women and bringing women's rights issues into the courts. YES.

Women have continually been neglected by the court system… » 1/03/14 4:00pm 1/03/14 4:00pm

Saudi Woman's Instagram Is One of the Most Popular in the Arab World

Now before your stomach gets all excited about these tiny but extravagant sweets and baked goods, keep in mind that these are all clay sculptures. While that may be leave your tummy-tums jilted, it should also leave your mind a bit blown.

Ahlam Alnajdi, a Saudi photographer and artist, has dedicated her time to… » 12/09/13 1:10pm 12/09/13 1:10pm

Saudi Women Were Protest-Driving All Over the Place Yesterday

Yesterday, dozens of women in Saudi Arabia defied the pointless, unofficial ban on women driving by — you’ll never guess — driving all over the damn place and posting videos online of their automotive adventures. » 10/27/13 1:15pm 10/27/13 1:15pm

'No Woman, No Drive' Is This Year's Best Saudi Driving Protest Song

Saudi Arabia has some of the most repressive laws against women in the entire world, prohibiting them from even sitting behind the wheel of a car. Today, brave women across Saudi Arabia are protesting those laws by simply by driving, and brave comedians are protesting by making absolutely hilarious songs. » 10/26/13 11:29am 10/26/13 11:29am

Saudi Ministry Warns Women Not to Defy Driving Ban

Activists in Saudi Arabia have planned an organized action this coming Saturday to protest the ban on female driving, and the government is NOT PUMPED. "It is known that women in Saudi are banned from driving and laws will be applied against violators and those who demonstrate in support," said an interior ministry… » 10/24/13 8:30pm 10/24/13 8:30pm

Badass Saudi Woman Drives a Car, Ovaries Fail to Explode

Last month, Saudi official Sheikh Saleh al-Lohaidan attempted to justify his country's dumb ban on women driving cars by claiming car driving can result in tErRiBlE ladyproblems like, I don't know, turning your uterus into a basketball and your fallopian tubes into sparklers. Doesn't matter. It was silly, silly stuff… » 10/09/13 6:31pm 10/09/13 6:31pm

Saudi Cleric Stupidly Says Women Hurt Their Ladyparts When They Drive

Ahead of yet another campaign urging women to defy Saudi Arabia’s dude-only driving rules in a protest drive on October 26, a conservative Saudi cleric has used his thoroughly medieval understanding of human organs to argue that women who drive cars risk damaging their ovaries and giving birth to children with clinical … » 9/29/13 2:30pm 9/29/13 2:30pm

Exciting news out of Saudi Arabia: Deadline reports that the film Wadjda from director Haifaa Al Mansour is the first entry the country has ever submitted for Oscar consideration. In a statement, the head of the Saudi Arabian Society for Culture and Arts, and chairman of the nominating committee, said, “We are very… » 9/13/13 2:10pm 9/13/13 2:10pm

Saudi Princess Allegedly Enslaved Her Maids in California

A Saudi Arabian princess may be the first person in Orange County to be prosecuted for human trafficking after California's Proposition 35 raised the penalty for the crime last November. The woman, a Saudi national named Meshael Alayban, has been accused of slavery after holding her maid against her will in her Irvine… » 7/11/13 11:50am 7/11/13 11:50am

First Movie Filmed in Saudi Arabia By a Female Director Looks Great

Here's the trailer for the first feature-length film ever shot in Saudi Arabia by a female filmmaker, entitled Wadjda. It's the story of a 10 year old girl named, yes, Wadjda, living in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. She's described as "sarcastic, funny and streetwise," all reasons that she decides to compete in a Koran… » 7/08/13 5:30pm 7/08/13 5:30pm

Saudi Arabia Deports Hot Guys, Just Makes Us Talk About Them More

Yeah, you read the headline right. A group of men was deported from Saudi Arabia to the United Arab Emirates because their chiseled features and perfectly coifed hair was deemed "too handsome." The Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vices was reported to have feared that female visitors of the… » 4/17/13 6:20pm 4/17/13 6:20pm

Saudi Arabian Female Driving Activist Manal al-Sharif Calls John…

Saudi Arabian former computer security consultant Manal al-Sharif, arguably the most public face of those who oppose the Saudi female driving ban, got behind the wheel of a car in May of 2011 when she realized that nobody was taking action against the ban. al-Sharif's friend filmed that drive with an iPhone, put it on… » 3/23/13 6:00pm 3/23/13 6:00pm

Saudi Cleric Proposed Putting Burkas on Baby Girls and Everyone…

In a video apparently dating back to last year, a Saudi cleric offered viewers a brief glimpse into his fetid imagination when he called for baby girls to be fully covered. With burkas. To prevent sexual molestation. Go ahead, take a moment to wonder whether or not you've wandered into a bad episode of Farscape. Now,… » 2/03/13 4:15pm 2/03/13 4:15pm