The Sudden cultural changes (freedom of women) currently taking place in Saudi Arabia “appear” to be progressive. These changes are determined by the state for the society, without considering the authoritarian fabric of the society. Usually these changes in such societies are to be processed gradually and slowly, otherwise they may remain formal or transitory. In this change, I don’t see deep existing compatibility between the Saudi state and the Saudi society. However, to understand the real causes of such cultural policy in the Saudi state , is somewhat perplexing. AHMAD REZA TAHERI, 10 NOV 2017.