A Saudi cleric who said that women who drive risk damaging their ovaries and producing children with clinical problems went on Saudi television on Sunday to defend his views following widespread ridicule.
Sheikh Saleh al-Lohaidan said that his claims were “scientifically sound” and that he was “concerned for the health of women” during an interview on the Saudi Khalijia television network.
The cleric has been widely ridiculed online for his comments, and a hashtag started in his honor roughly translates as “Women driving affects ovaries and pelvises”
The cleric’s comments came as tens of thousands of Saudi women are planning a driving campaign on October 26 to protest the country’s ban on female drivers. More than 100,000 women have already signed the petition to drive on October 26. Many of them thanked the cleric for his concern, but said they would be driving nonetheless.
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Ladies for October 26: Take care of your ovaries please #Saudi
feargal the cat
@WelshToy It was a typo. He meant to say, being stoned to death, under the direction of saudi clerics, damages women’s ovaries.
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