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Mon Sep 30, 2013, 07:38 AM

 

Saudi cleric says driving risks damaging women's ovaries

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Source: BBC

Women who drive risk damaging their ovaries and producing children with clinical problems, according to a conservative Saudi cleric.

The comment, made by Sheikh Saleh al-Lohaidan, came as activists step up their campaign for women in Saudi Arabia to be allowed to drive.


"If a woman drives a car, not out of pure necessity, that could have negative physiological impacts as functional and physiological medical studies show that it automatically affects the ovaries and pushes the pelvis upwards," Sheikh Lohaidan told the news website Sabq.org.


Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-24323934



They just can't help themselves, can they? Where are these "physiological medical studies"?

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Reply Saudi cleric says driving risks damaging women's ovaries (Original post)
7962 Sep 2013 OP
KansDem Sep 2013 #1
hobbit709 Sep 2013 #2
inch4progress Sep 2013 #3
The Wizard Sep 2013 #4
groundloop Sep 2013 #5
BadgerKid Sep 2013 #6
Thor_MN Sep 2013 #7
iamthebandfanman Sep 2013 #8
drynberg Sep 2013 #9
AngryAmish Sep 2013 #10
Heather MC Sep 2013 #11
Lasher Sep 2013 #12

Response to 7962 (Original post)

Mon Sep 30, 2013, 07:41 AM

1. Who's this guy? The "Pat Robertson" of Saudi Arabia?

I wish these cretins would just STFU!

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Mon Sep 30, 2013, 08:07 AM

2. Just when you think some fundy can't come up with anything more stupid.

They have to outdo themselves.

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Response to 7962 (Original post)

Mon Sep 30, 2013, 08:16 AM

3. Great find! Kind of reminds me of this..........................

 

Quoting Akin:

“First of all, from what I understand from doctors [pregnancy from rape] is really rare…If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.”

And what if these mysterious biological defenses don’t succeed in shutting “that whole thing down”? Well, too bad for the impregnated rape victim anyway.

“Let’s assume that maybe that didn’t work, or something, I think there should be some punishment, but the punishment ought to be on the rapist and not attacking the child.”

Now, forget for a moment your position on abortion, and just consider Akin’s groundless assertion–accented by an astoundingly poor choice of words–that “legitimate rape” doesn’t lead to pregnancy. As pointed out by the website TalkingPointsMemo.com, Akin doesn’t have much of an argument. A 1996 study by the American Journal of Obstetricians and Gynecologists found “rape-related pregnancy occurs with significant frequency” and is “a cause of many unwanted pregnancies” — an estimated “32,101 pregnancies result from rape each year.”
http://www.forbes.com/sites/daviddisalvo/2012/08/19/republican-senate-nominee-todd-akin-victims-of-legitimate-rape-dont-get-pregnant/

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Response to 7962 (Original post)

Mon Sep 30, 2013, 08:36 AM

4. Teabagger with a turban (NT)

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Response to 7962 (Original post)

Mon Sep 30, 2013, 08:39 AM

5. This would be hilarious if it wasn't furthering discrimination


It's damned sad the lies that will be told to continue discriminatory practices in any culture.

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Response to 7962 (Original post)

Mon Sep 30, 2013, 08:47 AM

6. What about having testicles pushed inwards

leading to infertility? No problem if you're a eunuch.

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Response to 7962 (Original post)

Mon Sep 30, 2013, 08:48 AM

7. Duplicate

 

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Response to 7962 (Original post)

Mon Sep 30, 2013, 09:02 AM

8. ive had folks break my balls

more than a few times while driving :p

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Response to 7962 (Original post)

Mon Sep 30, 2013, 09:19 AM

9. WAIT! HOLD YOUR CARDS, WE HAVE A WINNER.

For the most creative bullshit excuse for preventing women to drive in SA. However, if one thinks about this for 5 seconds, the outrageousness of this statement is clear and that of course is pure bull.

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Response to 7962 (Original post)

Mon Sep 30, 2013, 09:23 AM

10. Well that settles that then

 

Ladies, please avoid driving if you care about your ladyparts.

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Response to AngryAmish (Reply #10)

Mon Sep 30, 2013, 09:54 AM

11. I posted this yesterday, "Lady Parts" makes me giggle

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Response to 7962 (Original post)

Mon Sep 30, 2013, 10:28 AM

12. Locking duplicate thread

Sorry, but duplicate threads are not permitted in the LBN Forum. Please continue discussion in this earlier thread.

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