The New Saudi Life
On Sunday September 25, 12011, King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia on Sunday granted women the right to vote and run in future municipal elections, the biggest change in a decade for women in a puritanical kingdom that practices strict separation of the sexes, including banning women from driving. Lynsey Addario takes a look at this traditionally closed society and specifically the modern city of Jeddah which has been opening up. Saudi's flood the shopping malls, cafe's and even lakes in search of recreation and fun. Though still governed by tradition and cultural taboo, women are holding jobs and some even daring to drive.