While the medieval male chaperone laws are still in place, women at least now have the right to drive in Saudi Arabia.
After decades of being relegated to the passenger seat–or most often, the back seat–women were legally able to get behind the wheel as of June 24.
Leesa A is a Saudi rapper who took the opportunity to take a Hyundai out for a spin as part of a music video.
Some of the lyrics are:
I don’t need anyone to take me
Drivers’ license with me
I am not kidding, today I can drive myself
The steering wheel in my hands, the pedal under my foot.