“My wife is ready to go to prison without fear,” tweeted Mr. Al Qahtani. Meanwhile his wife, Maha, tweeted her adventure of driving down King Fahd Road. “I decided the car was mine,” she wrote. Like many other Saudi women, Maha spent Friday the 17th protesting the decades-long ban on women driving within the kingdom. But the women protesting want to make one thing clear: the 17th is not just a day of demonstration, it is the day they kick off civil disobedience, and they’re refusing to let up until the archaic law is lifted. Read More Saudi Women Take The Keys
With recent school cuts and the continuing onslaught on education in America, one can always be reminded of how much we still need to work towards the intended goals of 1954’s Brown v. Board of Education. Read More Badass Ladies Of History: Melba Pattillo Beals
Seventy-two years before Rosa Parks and the NAACP desegregated public transportation in Montgomery, Alabama, a 21-year-old teacher attempted to do the same in Tennessee ““ twice. You may have heard the name of Ida B. Wells Barnett, the journalist, suffragist, and founding member of the NAACP, but before she became one of the early twentieth century’s most prominent civil rights leaders, she was a very young teacher on a train.