Miter Binesdurty Pisses Off Feminists
The video is unfunny but the comments are good.
Umm Ahmed and her friend Badriya are two grandmothers in their 60s who share a stall in the Souk Al Owais market in Riyadh selling traditional beauty products like henna and oud (a perfumed wood women burn for fragrance). They said they watched the video on the popular messaging service Whatsapp – but they liked the original Bob Marley version much better.
“I don’t care if girls want to drive,” said Badriya. “But they ruined the song now because of this. The man with the long hair and big hat was much better. This Saudi boy doesn’t even know how to sing properly.”
Her friend Ahmed took particular offense to the comments that driving could potentially reduce a woman’s chances of fertility. “This must also apply to men’s testicles. Why only women? Did these people just come from the sky or from the wombs of their mothers?” she said.