A Few Afghan Women Facedown Male Traditions

Beyond the Veil| In Afghanistan, applications among women for driving permits are up fourfold. The news sounds great until we consider that officials issued 180 licenses to women in the last 18 months, compared with 27,285 for men.

The LATimes writes: Men own the roads of Afghanistan, and many of them want it to stay that way. They say it is un-Islamic and culturally offensive for women to get behind the wheel.

In an interesting pronouncement about why women shouldn’t be driving in Afghanistan, the Taliban said in 2001 that no only is women driving against Afghanistan’s traditions, but it has a negative effect on the environment. via LA Times