Monday September 30, 2013, 9:28 am
And you thought it was only Christian fundies in the US who were obsessed with lady parts. I think this guy must have been inhaling too many car fumes which affected his thinking.
Monday September 30, 2013, 11:06 am
Appalling but not surprising. These paternalistic religious types (of any religion) drive me nuts. I think it's down to fear..The guys in Saudi are afraid of what would happen if women were independently mobile. Might just challenge their illusions of superiority!
Monday September 30, 2013, 12:24 pm
What activity did the air-head cleric participate in that damaged his brain, to cause him to make such a dumb comment. Another case of religion doing more harm than good.
Monday September 30, 2013, 12:35 pm
Albeit totally ridiculous, this is just another way for a religious fanatic to control women. I have heard so many idiotic statements regarding women from these fanatics. Women are treated as less than human without the cababilities of being able to think for themselves and of course, it is men from these radical religions that make these statements. I ask, what are they afraid of? Women should be cherished and treated with respect, not controlled...I truly believe that if women were in positions of power where these radical religions exist, there would be radical changes. I say, bring it on.
Monday September 30, 2013, 3:06 pm
I hope that someday this jerk needs to be driven to the hospital because he's dying... and the only available person is a woman who tells him, "Sorry, I'm not allowed to drive, remember?"
Monday September 30, 2013, 3:11 pm
Yeah, if the ovaries are damaged, the female carrying them must be worthless, if she can't bear your seed to term . . .
Wow, and here I thought it was riding bicycles that damaged a woman's ovaries . . . or was it riding horses, I forget which. Or was it toilet seats? Oh, no, wait--that was venereal diseases. Silly me, I'm such a woman. Hey, did you know that air conditioning can freeze your brain? Or maybe just keep it from overheating from too much thinking. Which doesn't seem to be this cleric's problem. Has he been hanging around with any Republicans, does anybody know?
Monday September 30, 2013, 3:15 pm
Silly old goat-that must be the reason he thinks this way- his mother drove a car and it has affected his mentality they are getting -desperate as they can see the -writing on the wall.
The only way to allow all of these folks to be free of the insanity and cruelty is education, education and education for men, for women and for the children. We are beginning to see our share of crazy talk in the US, so we might think twice before throwing stones. Women can not have birth control covered by insurance, but boner pills are covered. Think about it.
Monday September 30, 2013, 5:15 pm
If this idiot was so concerned about women's health, he should tell Saudi women to expose their skin to sun light to avoid vitamin D deficiency. It's also proven that Saudi men are less fertile due to sitting on their asses while other do their work.
Monday September 30, 2013, 6:25 pm
I am laughing and crying at the same time. The war on WOMEN is worldwide. We women in the USA have the voting rights less than a century. This Muslim cleric has had his turban knotted way too tight! His excuse is ignorance? I hope so. But hey ladies how about the moronic USA thug/ uglican ob/gyn who said that women do not get pregnant from rape? The woman's body knows to shut down and not get pregnant from being RAPED! A MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL TO SAY AND BELIEVE THAT is equally as bad! Thank goodness he was voted out. But the list of morons regarding women's rights is long and populated by both men and women.
Monday September 30, 2013, 6:49 pm
'The medical studies the cleric refers to remain a mystery.
There's currently no law on Saudi books making it explicitly illegal for women to drive—but only men are granted licenses. And women who are found to be driving can be arrested and charged with politcal protest.
Still, many women who spend time abroad, or are secretly taught by their husbands, know how to drive a car.
The organization, Oct26Driving, states, "There is no justification for the Saudi government to prohibit adult women citizens who are capable of driving cars from doing so." The site's online petition, which calls for the state to lift its ban, has already gained over 12,000 signatures.
King Abdullah is reportedly focused on reforming women's freedom in Saudi Arabia, but his reforms have come slowly. He still hasn't addressed the issue of granting women driver's licenses, but it's possible that October's demonstration will leave him with little choice.'
Go to the Site, and there is a LINK to an ON-LINE PETITION.
The Petition is IN ARABIC - but there is a LINK to an ENGLISH TRANSLATION.
[The Petition, however, is not in English.]
There is a space to sign, and I take it that it's also for non-Saudis.
When I signed, it had 12, 473 signatures.
[The Petition in translation mentions, that there is nothing in the Koran that prohibits women from driving!]
Saudi Women, especially the well-off ones, and their children, both spend time abroad, and have access to the Internet. They KNOW what's going on in other countries! And they KNOW and SEE Women driving, without veils, being Independent... Word DOES GET AROUND. Nobody is isolated these days, except maybe in extremely rural villages off-the-beaten-track...
It's the LAWS that are backwards, and the Power Structure enforcing those laws...
As Aurea says, same problem HERE...
Monday September 30, 2013, 7:23 pm
Here's the thing....anyone who believes you can murder an infidel and go immediately to a paradise where 70 virgins attend to your every need is going to be totally lacking in REASON and even COMMON SENSE.
Monday September 30, 2013, 8:48 pm
yes, like so many other women have believed the claptrap they've heard for years.
It takes a long time to get to the place, where some women, not all, are today.
Macho/paternalistic attitudes, etc., are still common in the world. I see it and you don't have to look hard!
It's in the media, t.v., and part of culture, though people have become immune to it, to a degree, since there has been a lot of progress, relatively speaking, in representing women and social change.
It was not long ago, either, that men were also expected to meet the cultural roles expected of them.
They may not have worried about their ovaries, but they certainly were fed a bunch of expectations and fairy tales, too.
It doesn't matter, if the idea is it's the ovaries, or anything else - women's liberation still has a long way to go.
I could laugh at some of the things men used to be told to keep maintain their sexual prowess.
Monday September 30, 2013, 10:24 pm
Yes...well.....here's the second thing. Women in the west still struggle for equality in compensation and reproductive rights. BUT...(ENORMOUS "but") we are LIGHT YEARS away from women in Muslim countries.
Our genitals aren't mutilated....we can vote.....our testimony in court is equal to that of a man....we can drive....we can report being raped without fear of being stoned, lashed or imprisoned, we can be educated, we can initiate divorce, we can obtain custody of our children, we can travel alone, etc.
Tuesday October 1, 2013, 12:00 am
This bit of advice from this sagacious cleric needs to be taken with a large grain of salt. It is an indication that all his statements and beliefs should be taken with large grains of salt.
Such a display of shameless ignorance really does deserve to be in the media and acknowledged everywhere!
Tuesday October 1, 2013, 9:10 am
This cleric definitely suffering from BRAINLESS SYNDROME bcos his brain is in his rear end! This is PRE-ISLAMIC tradition & culture, still rife & alive & everyone associates it with Islam! Nothing to do with the religion but everything to do with Wahabi sect's stupid ways.