King Salman bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia finally decided to end one of the world’s most oppressive policies against women, issuing a decree on Tuesday allowing women to drive.
In 2017, this is an incredibly big deal for women’s equality. In Saudi Arabia, women still need a male guardian’s permission to marry, divorce, travel, open a bank account, get a job, or have elective surgery.
Earning the right to drive is only a first step toward true equality, but it’s an important one. And ironically, the Women’s March was silent on the matter, despite pretending for the past year to care about women.
Read more about the hypocrisy of its silence here, or watch the video above.