A viral video criticising Saudi Arabia´s ban on female drivers has reached roughly 5 million views in the space of a week. The video was filmed by Saudi Arabian comedians and activists and parodies Bob Marley’s famous song “No Woman, No Cry”
Hisham Fageeh, a Saudi Arabia-American comedian mocks comments from a Saudi cleric who said that driving a car damages the female ovaries, risking their chance to have children.
The lyrics say: “I remember when you used to sit in the family car but back seat, ova-ovaries all safe and well so you can make lots and lots of babies.”
Activists hoped for more participants, but threats of arrest and legal action stopped many from taking part in the video.