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Licensed Women: Ernestina Macchia Prola and the right to drive.

  How easy and common is it for all of us nowadays to just jump on our car, turn on the engine and move around? May it be for the everyday home-work routine or to leave for a new on-the-road adventure, we are so used to this to forget that only a century ago, society would not have accepted so openly that women would be allowed to take the driver’s seat and man the vehicle themselves. And even nowadays, driving is not granted to women worldwide. Saudi Arabia comes to mind at this point, but there are other places where women are considered incapable of driving a vehicle themselves. The same consideration dominated the European continent a hundred years ago, but with a little difference. It wasn’t just that women, being considered to be inferior, were denied the right to drive, but nob...Read More