24 Jun '11, 4pm

Protesting Subaru's Saudi car sales while guzzling Saudi oil

Protesting Subaru's Saudi car sales while guzzling Saudi oil

Protesting Subaru’s Saudi car sales while guzzling Saudi oil No Subaru unless it averages 46 mpg Oil keeps the oppressors in power This morning thousands of people have signed an open petition to Fuji Heavy Industries, owner of Subaru, asking Subaru to stop all vehicle sales in Saudi Arabia until Saudi women are given the right to drive. While all automakers selling in Saudi Arabia might eventually be petitioned as well, Subaru was the initial focus because a majority of Subaru drivers are women. Still, why hurt Subaru instead of the people in charge – the actual oppressors? For instance, if you have signed this petition, live in America, yet drive a a vehicle that averages less than 46 mpg, then aren’t you still an enabler of the oppression being protested in the first place? OK. 46 mpg is a crude way of fighting this oppression, but at least it has real symbolic power. S...

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