Women Drivers...

Dont worry this isnt a women drivers bashing thread haha.

I just saw this article that was some what interesting:

[h1]Saudi cleric says driving hurts women's ovaries[/h1]

A Saudi cleric sparked a wave of mockery online when he warned women that driving would affect their ovaries and bring "clinical disorders" upon their children.

The warning came ahead of an October 26 initiative to defy a longstanding driving ban on women in the ultra-conservative kingdom.

"Physiological science" has found that driving "automatically affects the ovaries and pushes up the pelvis," Sheikh Saleh al-Luhaydan warned women in remarks to local news website Sabq.org.

"This is why we find that children born to most women who continuously drive suffer from clinical disorders of varying degrees," he said.

His comments prompted criticism on Twitter, which has become a rare platform for Saudis to voice their opinions in the absolute monarchy.

"What a mentality we have. People went to space and you still ban women from driving. Idiots," said one comment.

"When idiocy marries dogma in the chapel of medieval traditions, this is their prodigal child," wrote a female tweeter.

Luhaydan, a member of the senior Ulema (Muslim scholars) Commission and former head of the Supreme Judicial Council, said that "evidence from the Quran and Sunna (the teachings of the Prophet Mohammed) completely prohibit (women's driving) on moral and social background."

An online petition titled "Oct 26th, driving for women" amassed nearly 12,000 signatures, while access to it was blocked in the kingdom on Sunday.

Saudi Arabia is the only country where women are banned from driving.

Activists declared a day of defiance against the ban on June 17, 2011, but few women answered the call to drive. Some of those who did were stopped by police and forced to sign a pledge not to take to the wheel again.

Saudi Arabia imposes other restrictions on women, including a requirement to cover themselves from head to toe when in public.

The 2011 call, which spread through Facebook and Twitter, was the largest mass action since November 1990, when 47 Saudi women were arrested and severely punished after demonstrating in cars.

Ive never come across anything that i thought would mean women are prohibited from driving.... maybe i missed that bit.

Evidence from the Qur'an and Sunnah...?!

The title makes a good joke.


Lol when I saw the title of the thread I thought it was about bashing women drivers, and I was just about to say omg i'm one of those annoying women drivers! lol 

In my defence I've only had my car a few days. But at first I was so worried about stalling (which it kept doing) that I tried to just never stop and ended up getting beeped at roundabouts for cutting in and things lol, I'm surprised I'm still alive to write this! 

#Before you look at the thorns of the rose , look at it's beauty. Before you complain about the heat of the sun , enjoy it's light. Before you complain about the blackness of the night, think of it's peace and quiet... #

It does seem like a bit of a joke, but does anyone know which bit of the sunnah and Quran they are referring to??? Would be interesting to see where they're getting this from.

And I heard as it were, the noise of thunder. One of the four beasts saying come and see and I beheld, a pale horse. And his name that sat on him was Death... and Hell followed with him.

They didn't have cars and vehicles in the Prophet Muhammad SallAllahu Alayhi Wasallam's time. They used animals as their mode of transport.

Times have changed. Women no longer want to be chauffered by their other halves and are willing to learn to drive, spend money on buying their own cars, pay for petrol, insurance, MOT and what not. They make that choice because they can and there isn't anything stopping them.

I don't agree with Saudi Arabia's reasons. How can it hurt a woman's ovaries? Is the cleric speaking about very tight seat belts squishing a woman's insides? Why does nothing happen to males?

If this was the case then I am very sure that countries with millions of pounds would have looked into possible dangers and banned everyone and told them to ride horses and camels instead.


RI_RS wrote:
i'm one of those annoying women drivers! lol


"For too long, we have been a passively tolerant society, saying to our citizens 'as long as you obey the law, we will leave you alone'" - David Cameron, UK Prime Minister. 13 May 2015.

hmmm... spammer?

"For too long, we have been a passively tolerant society, saying to our citizens 'as long as you obey the law, we will leave you alone'" - David Cameron, UK Prime Minister. 13 May 2015.

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