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Offline delalluvia

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Saudi king allows women to vote in local elections
« on: September 25, 2011, 04:09:03 pm »
Wow!  Guess the Arab springtime is really taking hold!

http://news.yahoo.com/saudi-king-allows-women-vote-local-elections-130210104.html

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Re: Saudi king allows women to vote in local elections
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2011, 11:17:14 pm »
Congratulations to the Saudis on entering the 19th century!  ::)
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Re: Saudi king allows women to vote in local elections
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2011, 02:45:38 pm »
Very well put, Meryl!

It's hard to know whether it's worth celebrating or crying...   :-\

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Re: Saudi king allows women to vote in local elections
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2011, 02:55:10 pm »
I agree. I *know* it is good news, but one side of me just wanna do this: ::) ::) ::)

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Re: Saudi king allows women to vote in local elections
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2011, 07:47:29 pm »
Congratulations to the Saudis on entering the 19th century!  ::)

Considering the US didn't give women the vote until the 20th century, they are less than 1 century behind us  :-\