A good way to do check if something is an inherent right or just a privilege is to see if women are being denied it. Suffrage? Inherent right. Free speech? Inherent right. Driving? Inherent right. It's what our "Drive free or Die" motto is all about. The freedom of movement largely means the freedom to drive, and women in large parts of the world don't have the same access we enjoy here.

For example, female passengers in the strongly Islamic city of Aceh, Indonesia are banned from straddling motorbikes — a common mode of travel — because the position is "improper." Granted, women can straddle the bike if they're driving so long as they are dressed "in a Muslim way"

That sounds totally safe but is, sadly, better than many other places. Where's the worst country for women drivers?

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