I am appalled and perplexed by the cultural chauvinism exhibited by Gloria Allred and Jean Lindamood ("Driving a Wedge in Saudi Sand," Nov. 16).
Allred is quick to defend the right of Saudi Arabian women to drive. Lindamood feels that American culture is so superior to Saudi culture that she apparently cannot wait for (the latter's) demise.
Does the ruination of Saudi culture and the introduction of American culture include such Western problems as rape, drugs and gangs? Saudi Arabia hopes to modernize. It also hopes to learn from our mistakes and to avoid the aforementioned problems.
Saudi Arabia will confront the future from an Arab and an Islamic perspective and not from the Western Judeo-Christian perspective (that of Allred and Lindamood). Anyone who expects anything else is a chauvinist and should study the history books.