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Women cannot drive in Italy and Spain...?

Women cannot drive in Italy and Spain...?

Old Jul 20th, 2001, 08:35 PM
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Women cannot drive in Italy and Spain...?

This message was posted by Butch:
"Message: I'd also like to point out that in Italy and Spain women can only drive during daylight hours unless accompanied by a male relative over 17 years of age."

This cannot be true!!!
 
Old Jul 20th, 2001, 08:37 PM
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Rex
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There can't be any (CURRENT) truth to this. Maybe some historical basis?
 
Old Jul 20th, 2001, 08:51 PM
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lorraine
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I think it is true, friend said to me women cannot drive at night. But it was long ago I think.
 
Old Jul 20th, 2001, 08:57 PM
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xxx
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TROLL!!!!
 
Old Jul 20th, 2001, 11:19 PM
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This is true, but you have misspelled country names. The correct spelling is Iraq and Saudi. You have also misstated the rules: no women can drive, and if caught as a passenger in a car with man (not related), she is whipped. he may be executed or flogged.
 
Old Jul 21st, 2001, 12:04 AM
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Cher
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So why drive? Take a vacation. Let someone else drive. Lay back, relax!
What is the point here?
Pay it forward.
Cher
 
Old Jul 21st, 2001, 03:27 AM
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sarah
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This is all a wind up-am i right?!!!!
 
Old Jul 21st, 2001, 04:01 AM
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Bob Brown
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After my "Italian daughter" calmed down enough to be coherent, she said it wasn't true. Perhaps true in 1890, but not recently. She did make some funny spluttering noises along with some vigorous gestures.
 
Old Jul 21st, 2001, 12:34 PM
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Not true! I lived in Italy 3.5 years, and frequently drove at night. Was never stopped. I think somebody is reading a medieval manuscript!
 
Old Jul 21st, 2001, 01:32 PM
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This is true in Saudi. After the desert storm, many Kuwaite(sp) women were driving in Saudi. A number of women in Saudi decided that they should be able to drive and did so. Within a few weeks they disapeared of the face of the earth. They are also not allowed to go shopping without their husbands, so the malls are pretty much empty during the day. A student in one of my classes just returned from working there for 15 years. His wife had to be driven everywhere, was not allowed to drive herself. (Not sure how she could stand it). They even drove the children to school and all events while the husband was at work.
Art
 
Old Jul 21st, 2001, 04:50 PM
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This has got to be a troll. Otherwise, Zorro is one big idjit.
 
Old Jul 21st, 2001, 08:38 PM
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As a South African woman - we drive on the left hand side of the road - I'd like to tell you that I would never, never drive in Spain. other than driving on the righthand side of the road, Spanish drivers must be about the worst I've seen. Thaey have no regard for road signs and almost every car we saw in Barcelona, new or otherwise, was dented!
 
Old Jul 21st, 2001, 09:12 PM
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This may have no relevance, but last fall an Italian company turned over a 42' cabin cruiser to 7 women with no boating experience - and let us loose in the Venice lagoon.
 
Old Jul 22nd, 2001, 12:34 AM
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This no-female-driving-after-dark thing explains why all the male drivers I encountered in Italy and Spain panicked and pulled over when they saw me behind the wheel of my battered, oversized Mercedes. And here I thought it was because my black eyeliner was smudged down to the cheekbones and I was screaming and cursing in multiple pidgin languages and flailing my arms like a windmill and driving the wrong way on one-way streets. Well, you learn something new every day. Those crazy Italian and Spanish fellas.
 
Old Jul 22nd, 2001, 12:58 AM
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Just for the record- women can shop in Saudi unescorted. It is the ONE thing they can do. I worked at the Kings guard hospital for seven years. All we did was shop- for fabric, gold jewelry and for brass. The Saudi buses have a partition and women ride in the back. Since the driver is up front, they have a box and fare is 'honor system'. Like most women, I never paid..if I gotta sit in the back of the bus, I ride free! We could only get take out food and eat on the curb or in the back of restaraunts if we didn't have a man. If caught in an apartment with a man not our family or husband, we would have been sent home immediately and the man would have been publicly whipped. They had executions every friday at the chop-chop block in the center of town. Locals always tried to drag us there to watch how efficient their justice was,so we all avoided it. Talk about culture shock!
 
Old Jul 22nd, 2001, 01:36 AM
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So why did you hang around for 7 years?
 

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