You’ll be glad to know that you now live in a world where there are no world bans on women driving in any country, and yes, that includes Saudi Arabia.
Because of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s move wide-ranging movement to modernize the country where most now available women rights are nowhere to be seen, now women can take their cars and drive to wherever they want, no male chaperon needed.
This is big!! Even though some are looking at the glass half empty (and saying how can we be happy if women are still oppressed in so many different other ways and denied so many other rights) here at The Daily Crisp we choose to look at it glass half full and see this as just the beginning of something historic.
Seeing as how driving was (and sometimes still is) a male-dominated activity, here is a list of the very first women who were badass enough to beat all the odds and do something that was primarily dominated by the male gender.
First Egyptian Female Pilot: Lotfia Elnadi, was the first Egyptian woman as well as the first woman from it the Arab world to earn a pilot’s license.
First Female Aviator: American Amelia Earhart was the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic.
First Female Formula One Driver: Maria Teresa de Filippis was an Italian racing driver, and the first woman to race in Formula One.
First Female in Space: Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova became the first woman to fly to space when she launched on the Vostok 6 mission June 16, 1963. Valentina Tereshkova was the first woman to go into space.
First Female Boxers: Barbara Buttrick was the first televised boxing match between two women on television and radio.
First Female President: Vigdís Finnbogadóttir was the world’s first democratically directly elected female president serving as the fourth President of Iceland for 16 years.
First Female CEO: Katharine Graham took over The Washington Post after her husband’s death and became America’s first female Fortune 500 CEO
First Female Prime Minister: Sirimavo Bandaranaike served as Prime Minister of Ceylon and Sri Lanka three times. The first from 1960 to 1965, earning her the designation of the first female head of government in the modern world.
As you can see, women have been dominating the “male-dominated fields” for quite some time now, being the first of our gender in practically every genre you can think of. What are your dreams and hopes for the future, what fields are you planning to dominate?