Saudi Sheikh: driving affects women’s ovaries and pelvises

saudi women defy driving banAs women in Saudi Arabia prepare to challenge the kingdom’s ban on female driving next month, a leading Saudi cleric is warning women that driving could damage their ovaries and pelvises and could result in babies born with medical problems.

Sheikh Saleh bin Saad al-Luhaydan, decribed by Reuters as “one of Saudi Arabia’s top conservative clerics” warns that driving “rolls up the pelvis.”

A consultant to the Gulf Psychological Association, al-Luhaydan issued this warning about female driving in an interview published on the website sabq.org on Friday: “Physiological science and functional medicine studied this side [and found] that it automatically affects ovaries and rolls up the pelvis. This is why we find for women who continuously drive cars their children are born with clinical disorders of varying degrees.”

Women who want to be permitted to drive should place “reason ahead of their hearts, emotions and passions,” he said.

The sheikh’s comments have drawn ridicule on Twitter, including jeers at his “great scientific discoveries.”

One Arabic poster highlighted by Al Arabiya asked whether the sheikh “studied Shariah, medicine or foolishness,” while the hashtag #Women_driving_affects_ovaries_and_pelvises has become a popular location for similar jokes including these:

@alkhalil72 I have a feeling someone’s mother must have driven a lot before he was born! #Women_driving_affects_ovaries_and_pelvises

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  • 5thDrawer

    Imagine what Camels used to do to them … oh, wait … did they make women walk then too?
    And was a Dromedary more healthy to ride than a Camel? There MUST be a study somewhere ….
    Is a Rolls-Royce less of a hardship than a Ferrari?
    Ah well .. so much to investigate … I’m sure the Gulf Psychological Association is on top of things.
    Major Gulf Universities will be Offering courses, of course …. Such as:
    ‘How To Unroll a Pelvis’, and ‘How To Run An Office With No Chairs.’
    Naturally, Some Western Songs can be used as examples of the line of thought … such as:
    ‘Stand By Your Man’
    … although it is not known if Country/Western is worse for the ear-lobes than ‘Rock’.

    • This is sooo laughable, why dont they focus first on protecting 8 year olds from being given away in marriage. as far as ferraris go I have gone through a few and the testarossa was definetely only enjoyed for a few hours. a beautifull red head with a bad personality!

  • 5thDrawer

    Imagine what Camels used to do to them … oh, wait … did they make them walk then too?
    And was a Dromedary more healthy to ride than a Camel? There MUST be a study somewhere ….

    • This is sooo laughable, why dont they focus first on protecting 8 year olds from being given away in marriage. as far as ferraris go I have gone through a few and the testarossa was definetely only enjoyed for a few hours. a beautifull red head with a bad personality!

  • Amine123

    The only thing effected by driving is this guy brain…. is this mean all the western women ovaries are bad because they drive??? COMON

  • Amine123

    The only thing effected by driving is this guy brain…. is this mean all the western women ovaries are bad because they drive??? COMON

  • sami

    Are they serious!!!!!! if driving does that to women!!!! can imagine where this logic came from… Form the men who have been sitting on their brains for so long….

  • sami

    Are they serious!!!!!! if driving does that to women!!!! can imagine where this logic came from… Form the men who have been sitting on their brains for so long….

  • Tk

    Humm..I am wondering who have a narrower mind them or Aoun? I think Aoun , win… he is the stupidest of all

    • libnan1

      TK, I guess you’re worried about your ovaries …. Don’t worry Aoun wont take away your driving privileges. GLORY to our leader.

  • Tk

    Humm..I am wondering who have a narrower mind them or Aoun? I think Aoun , win… he is the stupidest of all

    • libnan1

      TK, I guess you’re worried about your ovaries …. Don’t worry Aoun wont take away your driving privileges. GLORY to our leader.

  • nagy_michael2

    So driving affects /damage their ovaries and pelvises and could result in babies born with medical problems. But what about your testicles you morons and doesn’t that affect your sperm counts lol. I hope to see Saudi women driving naked in streets that outta teach those sheiks not to mess with these women..

  • nagy_michael2

    So driving affects /damage their ovaries and pelvises and could result in babies born with medical problems. But what about your testicles you morons and doesn’t that affect your sperm counts lol. I hope to see Saudi women driving naked in streets that outta teach those sheiks not to mess with these women..