Report: Saudi cleric under fire after saying a woman’s risk of ovarian pain, if they drive

In Saudi Arabia, where only men can get a driver’s license, a conservative cleric is drawing criticism by saying that the woman’s risk of damage their ovaries and the procreation of children with clinical problems, if they drive, The Guardian reports.

Cleric, Sheikh Saad bin Saleh al-Lohaidan, comments in an interview after the last campaign by opposition ban on female drivers. Lohaidan reportedly says women involved in the campaign, in which the site has been blocked in the Kingdom, “the reason for their hearts, emotions and passions,” and not the drive.

The campaign of the opposition called for women drivers to defy the ban and drive cars in a protest on 26 October. According to a report by the ban on women drivers is not actually law, but only men have the possibility of obtaining a driving licence. The country is preparing to lift a ban on five years ago, but the plan did not pan out.

Justification explains Lohaidan prohibition as such: “If a woman driving a car, not necessarily clean, which may have negative physiological effects as functional and physiological medical research has shown that automatically affects the ovaries and pushes the pelvis up,” The Guardian reports. No detailed medical studies were cited for explaining. source: the guardian

Image credit: AP Photo/Hassan Ammar

Categories: etc, the legal Government, Middle East

Tags: driving ban, women drivers, the Government, the Middle East, saad bin saleh al-lohaidan, Saudi Arabia, women drivers

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