Turkmenistan’s batshit president, Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov, the same man who just banned black cars because he thinks white cars bring luck, has instituted a ban prohibiting women from driving cars. So, in case anyone has forgotten what a jackass this despot is, this is a good reminder.
The ban was announced in December, but authorities have just now started stopping women drivers, taking away their driver’s licenses, and seizing their cars.
The Turkmen Minister of the Interior explained the ban by suggesting that most of the wrecks in the country happen because of women, somehow, and the President offered to “rectify the situation.”
What an asshole.