30 September 2013

Help Saudi women get behind the wheel—sign the petition

In an apparent attempt to demonstrate that there is no limit to the idiocy of Saudi Arabian misogyny, a Saudi cleric has explained why women should not be allowed to drive. According to Sheikh Saleh bin Saad al-Lohaidan, "If a woman drives a car ... that could have negative physiological impacts as functional and physiological medical studies show that it automatically affects the ovaries and pushes the pelvis upwards. That is why we find those who regularly drive have children with clinical problems of varying degrees." The good cleric did not quote sources to support his royal "we."

Unfortunately Saad al-Lohaidan is not without influence. He is a judicial adviser to an association of Gulf psychologists.

A campaign is calling on women to defy the ban with a protest drive on October 26th. Not surprisingly, the Saudi regime has blocked the campaign's website in the kingdom. If you would like to sign a petition supporting an end to the ban, you can do so here.

1 comment:

  1. For the sake of argument let's assume that is correct. If it is, it is not an argument for women not driving. It is an argument for redesigning car seats.,