Here There and Everywhere

Expat wanderer

Saudi Arabia: Women Driving Will Have Sex, Report Says

I am sorry, but if this were a joke, it would be hilarious. It IS hilarious, or it would be, if it didn’t impact so darkly on the lives of so many women.

So my friends in Saudi Arabia, here is the solution. Let the women drive. Tell the men not to have sex with these driving women, not until they are married. Tell the men that no matter how much the women beg, to keep themselves pure, and not to let these women tempt them away from their purity. Teach the men that it is a CHOICE, and that they can behave themselves honorably, and withhold themselves from these driving women who want to have sex with them.

That’ll teach those women :-)

From the Huffington Post

Saudi Arabia: Women Driving Will Have Sex, Report Says

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — A report given to a high-level advisory group in Saudi Arabia claims that allowing women in the kingdom to drive could encourage premarital sex, a rights activist said Saturday.

The ultraconservative stance suggests increasing pressure on King Abdullah to retain the kingdom’s male-only driving rules despite international criticism.

Rights activist Waleed Abu Alkhair said the document by a well-known academic was sent to the all-male Shura Council, which advises the monarchy. The report by Kamal Subhi claims that allowing women to drive will threaten the country’s traditions of virgin brides, he said. The suggestion is that driving will allow greater mixing of genders and could promote sex.

Saudi women have staged several protests defying the driving ban. The king has already promised some reforms, including allowing women to vote in municipal elections in 2015.

There was no official criticism or commentary on the scholar’s views, and it was unclear whether they were solicited by the Shura Council or submitted independently. But social media sites were flooded with speculation that Saudi’s traditional-minded clerics and others will fight hard against social changes suggested by the 87-year-old Abdullah.

Saudi’s ruling family, which oversees Islam’s holiest sites, draws its legitimacy from the backing of the kingdom’s religious establishment, which follows a strict brand of Islam known as Wahhabism. While Abdullah has pushed for some changes on women’s rights, he is cautious not to push too hard against the clerics.

In October, Saudi Arabia named a new heir to the throne, Prince Nayef, who is a former interior minister and considered to hold traditionalist views, although he had led crackdowns against suspected Islamic extremists. His selection appeared to embolden the ultraconservative clerics to challenge any sweeping social reforms.

Prince Nayef was picked following the death of Crown Prince Sultan.

About these ads

December 3, 2011 - Posted by | Cultural, Education, ExPat Life, Family Issues, Humor, Living Conditions, Marriage, Mating Behavior, Relationships, Saudi Arabia, Social Issues, Women's Issues |

9 Comments »

  1. I just don’t get this–aren’t the women being driven by hired men drivers? If they could drive themselves, that is one less man they would come in contact with.

    Comment by momcat | December 3, 2011 | Reply

  2. By depriving women of opportunities to freely mix and mingle with the opposite sex through the act of driving (go figure that one out) the Saudis are, in fact, encouraging lesbian behaviour.

    Could it be that the learned academic is himself gay, and hell bent on pushing gay and lesbian behaviour some more into the Kingdom? There was an interesting article in the Atlantic (May 2007) on ‘ The Kingdom in the Closet’ which makes for interesting reading.

    Comment by the heterosexual homosexual | December 3, 2011 | Reply

  3. I drive and just like men, I have sex all the time: on the way to and from the grocery story; sometimes at the grocery store; sometimes waiting for my car from the valet; in my car on the way to work; on the way home from work; taking the kids to school; waiting for a trafficl light to turn green; in the parking lot. Oh yeah, I’m female and just like the men, have sex at every opportunity behind the wheel.

    How ridiculous!!!!

    Comment by Desert Girl | December 4, 2011 | Reply

  4. It’s only fair that virgin grooms get their virgin brides. But considering the very large number of single Saudi men making frequent business trips to the whorehouses of Bahrain and Dubai each weekend I imagine they have long relinquished their right to expect chastity in their prospective wives.

    Comment by Virgin brides for Virgin grooms | December 4, 2011 | Reply

  5. LLLOOOLLLL!

    Comment by intlxpatr | December 4, 2011 | Reply

  6. @intlxpatr, no it is not LLLOOOLLLL! The sad truth is that women in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait or Qatar etc pp (the Arabian peninsula), who are caught in the act (of driving a car in Saudi Arabia, of having fun with a boyfriend there and in the other countries) are at risk for being raped at the next police station. It’s a shame but that’s the sad truth.

    Comment by Fahad | December 5, 2011 | Reply

  7. I know it is the truth, Fahad. I know that few rapes are reported for fear of the repercussions. But the thought that to allow women to drive relates directly to pre-marital sex – that is laughable. The girls, for the most part, are good girls, and if they could drive, most of the time they would be driving little brothers and sisters on errands, running to the market for Mama, etc. Most of them would not risk their reputations. It always burns me that the focus is on the GIRLS having sex, when it is the guys who are having crazy sex whenever and wherever they can. Aaarrgh!

    Comment by intlxpatr | December 5, 2011 | Reply

  8. I can only wish for men who endorse this Wahaabi line of thinking; womanhood in Saudi Arabia or Afghanistan in the next life.
    Bas! Enough is enough.

    Comment by Sex on Wheels | December 10, 2011 | Reply

  9. LLOOLL! You wish them to be a woman in their next life?? Horrors!

    One thing occurred to me – the mosques in Islamic countries, all those nice round domes and those erect minarets . . . but then again, God told us to go forth and multiply; perhaps the mosques are designed with subtle encouragement in that direction?

    Comment by intlxpatr | December 11, 2011 | Reply


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 444 other followers

%d bloggers like this: