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An anonymous reader writes: CNN reports, "...Sheikh Saleh Al-Loheidan's widely derided remarks have gone viral ... "If a woman drives a car," Al-Loheidan told Saudi news website ... "it could have a negative physiological impact ... it would automatically affect a woman's ovaries and that it pushes the pelvis upward." ... "We find that for women who continuously drive cars, their children are born with varying degrees of clinical problems." The controversial comments ... were widely interpreted throughout Saudi Arabia as an attempt to discourage women in the country from joining a popular online movement urging them to stage a demonstration by driving cars on October 26. "This is his answer to the campaign," Saudi women's rights activist Aziza Yousef told CNN. ... "He's making a fool of himself. He shouldn't touch this field at all ..." ... Al-Loheidan's words have been ridiculed mercilessly via social media ... An Arabic Twitter hashtag called "#WomensDrivingAffectsOvariesAndPelvises" was quickly created to make fun of Al-Loheidan — underscoring just how widely the call for Saudi women to defy the driving ban has resonated thus far. And while numerous conservative voices have supported Al-Loheidan, many Saudis believe this was an extremely clumsy way of trying to counter the popularity of the October 26 campaign."
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Saudi Cleric Pummeled On Twitter For Claiming Driving Damages Women's Ovaries

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  • I was reading a book entitled "How Civilizations Die (And why Islam is dying too)" by David Goldman.
    Essentially the thrust of the book lumps Islam in with the death of Christianity in Europe: The more women are educated, the less likely they are to have children. The less children, the more the society falls apart due to related factors.

    The more educated the woman, the better her job prospects improve, and then they can escape the possibility of marriage so that they can independently look after themselves.

  • Someone is about to learn what the Internet is capable of in 3... 2... 1...

    But if he had said that Global Warming rolls up womens' pelvises and affects their ovaries, the New York Times would call him for an an interview, the IPCC would add him as an assenting climate scientist and he'd be invited to give a Ted talk. Oh, and the grant money.\ and the T-shirt.

Always leave room to add an explanation if it doesn't work out.