‘No Woman, No Drive’: Channeling Bob Marley to Show Support for Saudi Women Drivers

"Hey little sister, don't touch that wheel"

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Making light of a serious situation, two comedians mocked Saudi Arabia’s ban on women drivers to the tune of the Bob Marley hit, “No Woman, No Cry.”

In the viral video, which had more than 4.5 million views on YouTube as of Monday night, Saudi comedians Hisham Fageeh and Fahad Al Butairi sing lines like, “Say I remember when you used to sit in the family car, but backseat” and “Ova-ovaries are safe and well. So you can make lots and lots of babies,” in response to Sheik Salah al-Luhaydan, a cleric who said women who drive risk damaging their ovaries and birthing kids with defects.

The video has been making waves since Saturday when women throughout the country drove cars to protest the ban and posted videos of their “drive-in” online. As a result of the protest, a reported 16 women were fined.

In an interview with HuffPost Live on Monday, the comedians who made the video said that while they are hopeful the ban will be lifted soon, the purpose of the video is to “spread happiness and positivity.”

MORE: WATCH: Saudi Women Driving in Protest 

2 comments
jimth1
jimth1

This video is hilarious,  Indeed, I laughed all the way through it and still smiling.  I worked and lived in Saudi for 18 years and gained respect for their culture and way of life and now respect for their great sense of humor.  Many thanks.

Jim