Saturday, December 3, 2011

Women Drivers Are Not Virgins



This is yet another post which falls under the category of:
"YOU JUST CAN'T MAKE STUFF LIKE THIS UP!"


In one heavyweight punch aimed at keeping Saudi women out of the driver's seat in Saudi Arabia, the country's religious establishment has apparently conducted a "scientific study" with surprising results, leaving the rest of the world reeling at the absurdity of it all.

In the continuing saga of the controversial battle between those who want to keep Saudi women at home (or in the back seat) and those who want to see Saudi women sitting behind the wheel, the study's findings seemingly show conclusive evidence that allowing Saudi women to drive would result in the loss of their virginity. How this magically happens is not exactly clear. But Saudi Arabia's religious scholars are convinced that in all other countries of the world where women DO drive, there are no more virgins left - so they can only assume that this would occur in Saudi Arabia too if letting women drive were permitted.

Saudi Arabian experts have long maintained that in the rest of the world where women can drive, all these women drivers have become immoral sluts - and now these experts allegedly have "scientific evidence" to back up these claims. Not only that, the study also supposedly proves that lifting the ban on women driving in Saudi Arabia would also cause KSA to suffer other effects of moral decline as well, such as a rise in homosexuality, pornography, unmarried sex, and divorce rates.

With a divorce rate already as high as a jaw-dropping 62%, letting women drive in Saudi Arabia would spell certain disaster for the sanctity of marriage in KSA. On the other hand, since the divorce rate is already so high, maybe women drivers would have the reverse effect, who knows? Probably not though, since their study was "scientific," after all.



The campaign for women driving has gained steam over this past year, with women all over the country quietly taking to the wheel despite the ban. Earlier this year Manal al Sharif was jailed for ten days for driving, and another woman, Shaiman Jastaniya, was sentenced to ten lashes for daring to drive in Saudi Arabia, but was spared that fate by the Saudi king.

Saudi women must rely on male family members for their transportation needs, or are forced to hire drivers or take taxis - situations which place Saudi women in the precarious position of being alone in a car with an unrelated male, which is forbidden by the strict Saudi interpretations of Islam.

In a country where religious police are necessary to keep the population in line morally, this latest "scientific study" comes as no surprise. One of my first thoughts when I read about this study was that if women ever do gain the right to drive in Saudi Arabia, the old perverts in the country will flaunt this study to justify marrying 8 year old girls because there weren't any other virgins available.

Do they know how ridiculous all of this sounds to the rest of the world, or do they just not care what the rest of the world thinks?

26 comments:

  1. Loving the title, and as to your last points, probably both. :)

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  2. Susie, If I'm already not a virgin (damn- now my kids and mom know) can I drive? Also apparently Shaima Jastaniah was served papers for her sentence anyway. The royal pardon is either being ignored or was never really made.

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  3. Hilarious! muslim scholars are the last ones in the world who can talk about scientific studies.

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  4. Unbelievable! My 16 year old granddaughter has just started driving! As she is a virgin, perhaps we should put a halt to this nonsense right away and take her license away! Obviously they don't care how foolish or ridiculous they look to the rest of the world.

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  5. I just read about this ridiculous "study" in Huffington Post. Then I looked at Gulf News and Al-Jazeera, neither of which refer to it at all ... are they ignoring it because it's so crazy, or are they afraid of offending the Kingdom? Soldier on, Susie!

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  6. We all know that KSA is 'special'!!!

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  7. I can't help but wonder if this study might pertain to men as well. Does it mean that once a man starts driving he loses his virginity - and starts watching porn and becomes homosexual? Certainly driving must have some kind of effect on men too!

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  8. Ah, Susie. You are a character. Well said.

    My 32-yr.-old daughter drives everywhere. Oh, yes. She has two children, and I am a gramma. I knew she wasn't a virgin.
    Cheers from Cottage Country, Ontario, Canada!

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  9. they should watch "virgin diaries" on TLC...

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  10. The Saudis are risking the laugher of everyone in the middle east, virgins or not.

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  11. Oh for the love of God, seriously? Do they sit around and get drunk to come up with crap like this? I mean, COME ON!

    This just in from crazy religious men: Young girls who eat green peas will have big breasts which will cause them to lose their virginity. Green Peas are now forbidden!

    (just on a side note, I was encouraged as a child to eat my peas to ensure voluptuous qualities as an adult! hahaha)

    Green Peas for all!

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  13. It would be nice to know how technically it is possible (losing virginity while driving). After all, "scientific approach" must be backed-up with some well-grounded reasons. Mysterious scholars, speak up!

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  14. At this stage it is clear that they don't give a damn what the rest of the world thinks, or they would feel terrible about how ridiculous they look.

    Interesting to see that as the campaign for women driving is gaining steam, opponents get desperate. Sad sad sad.

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  15. Ms. Susie:

    You write so much about why women should be allowed to drive in KSA, and may be because of over-zealousness, you probably overlook some other not-so-ridiculous reasons (like the one you have mentioned above) of why women are not allowed to drive:

    01. Women cannot park. This is an UNIVERSAL fact. (Evidence: http://www.motifake.com/image/demotivational-poster/1107/woman-parking-fail-women-parallel-parking-fail-demotivational-posters-1309786617.jpg). So, allowing women to drive means more trouble.

    02. Saudi male motorists may be touted as street terrorists, but admit it: you women simply do not have what it takes to drive offensively in a road like we do. Read here how a a husband feels outright tortured when his wife drives. http://amman.net/Editorials/Women%20should%20not%20be%20allowed%20to%20drive We cannot afford to get tortured like this, can we?

    03. Most women drivers that I have seen have tough time remembering directions. When you do not know your directions, you drive slow or turn suddenly thinking you have missed an intersection, and such inattentiveness caused from forgetfulness result in more accidents.

    04. Brother Naeem has explained here why this driving ban is a great bargaining tool for men: If there is an argument, women withhold sex. We become helpless. What we can do in reply? Driving ban comes very handy. http://brnaeem.blogspot.com/2007/11/women-using-sex-as-bargaining-chip.html

    05. Thousands of people make living by driving taxi in KSA. If women are allowed to drive, their families back home will starve to death. Do you want these people to die? How cruel you people are!!!

    So yea, long live the driving ban in KSA and may the rest of the world follow it! Ameen!

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  16. I'll comment when I can stop laughing. It may take a while.

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  17. @Shardul..lol...Some "nuts" said Saudis love to hit their wives so letting them drive will deprive men from this fetish hobby as they will run away easily .
    Funny things goes on and on ..I am so lucky that i live in Saudi and continue to be amused by these funny nutty jokes..lol

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  18. Since the reports of this study give no details, it is not possible to critique it in detail. Still I cannot imagine that even if the worst happened, there would be no virgins in Saudi Arabia.

    Freedom for women will bring change to Saudi Arabia. If virtue in Saudi Arabia is achieved only by keeping women under the control of others then that virtue is not really of any value.

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  19. isn't the backseat more dangerous?

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  20. It's just some more lame excuses that's all.

    Driving is not going to make women go all immoral preying on men in their cars.

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  21. Thank god some bloggers can write. Thanks for this blog post.

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  22. if driving is causing these women to lose their virginity, then they are doing it wrong!

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  23. Susie -- can you do some checking on the state of women driving in KSA? Are the ladies really "quietly taking to the wheel" or is it more of a bit of derring do and experimentation on the part of the more adventuresome women? I have friends (in the US and elsewhere) who swear that women are now driving in Saudi Arabia but I suspect it's mostly rumor and hearsay.

    What say ye, Queen of the Arizona highways?

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