Posted: October 25, 2014
If you are a woman in Saudi Arabia you cannot drive a car.
Recently, women in Saudi Arabia have been threatening to protest this fact, and the Saudi Kingdom says women will face the penalties of law if they protest. Women will not be able to undermine “social cohesion”.
In Saudi Arabia women also have a male legal guardian who makes decisions about what education they can have, what their job opportunities and goals will be.
There is a zero tolerance towards the driving issue.
Saudi Arabia has been a supposed ally of the U.S. for decades. Both parties, Republican and Democrat, have sucked up to the King of this oil powerhouse because of their oil. We have become more and more dependent on foreign oil instead of developing our own resources.
So, the question New Mexico women might ask is this: How does my vote for Tom Udall affect women in Saudi Arabia?
It appears to us that by not developing the oil capacity of the U.S., we are buying more Saudi oil and keeping their rulers firmly in power. By being an ally of one of the most repressive countries in the world, we are not doing the women of Saudi Arabia any favors and not helping ourselves either.
Tom Udall refuses to develop oil resources in the U.S., continues to dissemble that solar and wind can make us independent of fossil fuels. Any credible estimate you find will tell you that up to 80% of the world’s energy needs will still be handled by oil in 2035. Oil is not going away anytime soon.
When Tom Udall votes to kill coal, kill fossil fuels, he is voting to help Saudi Arabia.
Why would a woman want to help Saudi Arabia?
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