Azerbaijani media is full of tales of woe about women behind the wheel–even though statistically more accidents are caused by men, according to activist Gulnara Mehdiyeva.
"Recently, a famous male blogger caused a serious accident by repeatedly exceeding the speed limit in a drunken state. He caused the death of his friend and serious injury to himself. But in the headlines of the news stories, we did not see his gender emphasized even once," she says. "However, I am sure that if a woman had done the same, the idea that women should not be given driver's licenses would be all over the place on social networks."