Uber Takes $3.5 Billion from Country Where Driving While Female Is Illegal

Uber Takes $3.5 Billion from Country Where Driving While Female Is Illegal
June 02 11:37 2016 Print This Article

(GAWKER) – Uber, Silicon Valley’s moral compass, just accomplished perhaps the greatest-ever feat of brand synergy: The New York Times reports that the transit company just banked a $3.5 billion funding round from the Saudi Arabian government, which prohibits women from driving under penalty of lashing.

Not only are Saudi women banned from operating motor vehicles altogether, even accepting a ride from a man who is not your husband or brother can land you in hot water.  In 2013, two Saudi women were apprehended after being caught driving, and although they were spared a whipping, they were held in police custody until their husbands could arrive and sign a form promising that they would never drive again.

 The investment round comes at a time when U.S. legislators are pushing for the release of a 28-page redaction from a 9/11 post mortem report that possibly indicates Saudi involvement in the terror attack, along with a movement that would allow 9/11 victims’ families to file lawsuits against Saudi Arabia.
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