Leilani Munter Signs Petition for Saudi Women's Grand Prix
|August 9, 2011|
“As a female race car driver and as a woman [who] has traveled to Saudi Arabia and seen the oppression of women first hand (and experienced it myself while I was there) I strongly support the Saudi Women's Grand Prix. When I traveled to Saudi Arabia in the 90s, I met a woman who was a brilliant doctor and she had tears in her eyes when she asked me, "If I ever make it to America, will you teach me how to drive a car?" She had to spend much of the money she made as a physician on having a full time driver take her wherever she needed to go. It is outrageous that in America, I can drive 200mph on a racetrack inches from my male competitors, but women are not even allowed to drive on the streets in Saudi Arabia. It is high time for a change. Let's do this, ladies!”
To join Munter and many others who signed our petition, click here.