Driverless cars must not be not driven by women, according to a new law passed by the Saudi Arabian government. Only males over the age of 21 will be allowed to not drive them. Middle Eastern feminist groups joined language reformers to challenge the fairness and logic of the ruling.
'Surely saying they must not not be driven by women means they must be driven by women, the two 'nots' cancelling each other out' said one observer. 'This defeats the object of having driverless cars, and we blame Google for not thinking of this. Our government has accidentally passed a law which appears to break itself, and women will get the blame, while men are left free to drive or not drive or not not drive as the mood takes them, whether they are in a car or not.'
But the Saudi Transport minister, Mike Smythe said 'We must think about protecting our womenfolk. Supposing a women was found to be not driving a driverless car that was involved in an accident? She would then be at risk from orthodox clerics, who would blame her for the accident, would they not? We must also make sure women who are passengers in driverless cars should sit in the back, to demonstrate that they are not only not driving, but they are not not driving either. Sitting in the back also means they will be less tempted to touch the wobbly stick or press any of the enticing buttons.'