Saudi woman will not get whipped for driving
First of all, being sentenced to be lashed for driving is flat-out ridiculous. There is nothing criminal in driving.
Secondly, now that they can vote, I expect things might change soon. Maybe the ruling class of the Saudis will figure out that women are not so dangerous they have to be kept under tight control, and if women are in danger, well, who are they in danger from?
It’s good news, but the bad news should never have preceded it.