Saudi Arabia has some of the most repressive laws against women in the entire world, prohibiting them from even sitting behind the wheel of a car. Today, brave women across Saudi Arabia are protesting those laws by simply by driving, and brave comedians are protesting by making absolutely hilarious songs.
It's not strictly illegal, per se, for women to drive in Saudi Arabia, but they just won't let you get a driver's license unless you have what they consider to be the requisite equipment between the legs. So that makes it illegal, to the tune of ten lashes. Yes, ten lashes.
Saudi comedian Hisham Fageeh posted the excellent "No Woman, No Drive" today to bring more attention to the plight of women in the Middle Eastern country. It's not only sarcastic and sharp, but relevant as well, with references to the new and absurd claim that driving might damage one's ovaries.
Protest songs have a long and clear history, and a cappella multi-take music videos have a less long and clear Internet history, but when you combine them with the real fear struck in the hearts of regular citizens by the Saudi religious police, and the great satire it invites, you have comedy gold. Oh, and the beard-scratching and sardonic grins totally help.