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Meet the Saudi woman who ignited a firestorm when she got behind the wheel

When Manal al-Sharif posted a video of herself driving in Saudi Arabia in 2011, she angered many in the deeply conservative kingdom. “The worst backlash was from the religious establishment,” she says. “They took the Friday sermons, and they called me things like a prostitute for just driving a car.” Author Manal al-Sharif. Credit: Courtesy of…

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