Draconian rules—including not just a ban on women drivers but also alcohol prohibition, severe dress codes requiring women to cover themselves before leaving the house, and state-enforced gender segregation in virtually all public places, including Starbucks —have been so well publicized throughout the world that many casual and distant observers of the Middle East think this sort of thing is par for the course over there. Women can already drive everywhere else in the world. Saudi Arabia is just one of just two countries Iran is the other that require women to cover their heads in public. Alcohol is legal in most Muslim-majority nations.
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