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Driving Makes Womens’ Pelvises ‘Roll Up’

As women in Saudi Arabia try to win the right to drive for the first time, a Saudi sheikh and — for crying out loud — psychologist says that there is a very good reason not to let them drive. If women drive, it will affect their ovaries and their pelvises will “roll up.” Whatever the hell that means.

Saudi women seeking to challenge a de facto ban on driving should realize that this could affect their ovaries and pelvises, Sheikh Salah al-Luhaydan, also a psychologist, told Saudi news website sabq.org.

Driving “could have a reverse physiological impact. Physiological science and functional medicine studied this side [and found] that it automatically affects ovaries and rolls up the pelvis. This is why we find for women who continuously drive cars their children are born with clinical disorders of varying degrees,” Sheikh al-Luhaydan said…

Sheikh al-Luhaydan urged these women to consider “the mind before the heart and emotion and look at this issue with a realistic eye.”

“The result of this is bad and they should wait and consider the negativities,” he said.

Oh yes, by all means they should put their mind before their heart and think logically about this. Unlike this misogynistic moron.

Comments

  1. DaveL says

    Sheikh al-Luhaydan urged these women to consider “the mind before the heart and emotion and look at this issue with a realistic eye.”

    I would, but my realistic eye is tearing up from laughter.

  2. cottonnero says

    Why, this sounds like someone who’s accustomed to having so much power that he knows people will listen to any bullshit he says.

  3. Taz says

    I’d like a detailed explanation of how driving a car has this affect, but riding in one doesn’t.

  4. kenbo says

    “This is why we find for women who continuously drive cars their children are born with clinical disorders of varying degrees,” Sheikh al-Luhaydan said.”

    Perhaps it is the men’s testicles getting “rolled up” when they drive that is causing the children with clinical disorders. I recommend outlawing cars in the entire country until a study can be done.

  5. Abby Normal says

    I wonder what’s so different about women from that region that creates a harmful effect not observed in the 100 year history of women drivers across the rest of the globe. Especially since it doesn’t appear to manifest in female Saudi passengers. It almost defies logic.

  6. says

    Does this study explain why we in the West aren’t seeing this effect, despite the fact that Western women have been driving ever since the car was invented over 100 years ago?!

    Shiny new pseudoscience to justify backward tyranny — it’s not just for Christians anymore!

  7. says

    Driving Makes Womens’ Pelvises ‘Roll Up’

    Sounds like as good a premise as any for yet another silly-assed porn movie. With lots of shots of women’s pelvises rolling about (is that anything like twerking?).

  8. says

    If women drive, it will affect their ovaries and their pelvises will “roll up.”

    I think maybe she just has her seat too close to the wheel. Try playing around with some of the seat positions until it unrolls?

  9. says

    Driving “could have a reverse physiological impact. Physiological science and functional medicine studied this side [and found] that it automatically affects ovaries and rolls up the pelvis. This is why we find for women who continuously drive cars their children are born with clinical disorders of varying degrees,” Sheikh al-Luhaydan said. . .

    Was this a peer reviewed study?

  10. says

    Keep in mind, the state religion of Saudi Arabia is Wahhabism, a particularly extremist theology that many Muslims consider borderline heretical. Think of them as the speaking-in-tongues-and-handling-snakes branch of Islam. As is the case with every extremist fundamentalist sect, logic and reason are not their strong suits.

  11. eric says

    Bee:

    Does this study explain why we in the West aren’t seeing this effect

    I’m sure the Sheik would say that we are seeing it – our debased lifestyle and immorality is due in part to brain damage resulting from western ladybit freedom.

  12. says

    And what the fuck does “reverse physiological impact” even mean? “Reverse” of what? Do women’s pelvises “unroll” when they walk?

    And how many binders full of women did they include in their study sample?

  13. cry4turtles says

    I pretty much drive for a living. My pelvis should arrive 10 minutes before I do, according to the sheik.

  14. generalfactotum says

    Well, thank goodness! My doctor and I were absolutely flummoxed as to why my pelvis kept rolling up, never mind my overies. Fortunately, even without knowing the cause, we found a cure. See, if you wear knee length or shorter skirts, it lets the air get in. This allows to pelvis to unroll, kind of like an air mattress. Similarly, jeans press the pelvis and overies into position. But you need to expose your limbs and head to the open air, or it just rolls back up. Voila! Problem solved. Now we just need to tell the sheik. I’m sure he’ll be happy to start immediately on this, because of his heartfelt concern for Saudi women.

  15. tubi says

    Can’t wait until Danica Patrick has a child (if she ever chooses to, of course). Pretty sure that kid has a high probability of being almost perfect.

  16. eric says

    one of the late symptoms of hyper-pelvic rollosis is that effected women will want the franchise.

    Do they get that before or after the onset of chronic suffrage?

  17. freehand says

    Ed: their pelvises will “roll up.” Whatever the hell that means.
    C’mon, Ed, you’re old enough. Don’t you remember window blinds? Like that.

    d.c. wilson: Was this a peer reviewed study?
    If it is necessary to be scientifically respectable, then yes. Yes it is..

  18. howardhershey says

    My goodness, there must be a significant genetic difference between women in other countries and Saudi Arabia, given that no one in all those other countries have noticed this connection between driving cars and “rolled up pelvises” in women. Should be relatively easy to discover what that gene is. OTOH, he might simply be the Saudi version of Todd Akin or Richard Mourdock when it comes to biology (lest we Americans feel superior).

  19. tfkreference says

    “This is why we find for women who continuously drive cars their children are born with clinical disorders of varying degrees,”

    I don’t doubt that.

    I doubt that the incidence of these “clinical disorders” is much different from women who don’t drive. (I apologize if the linked article mentions a control group – I’m not curious enough to look.)

  20. caseloweraz says

    Al-Arabiya: Physiological science and functional medicine studied this side [and found] that it automatically affects ovaries and rolls up the pelvis. This is why we find for women who continuously drive cars their children are born with clinical disorders of varying degrees,” Sheikh al-Luhaydan said…”

    This only happens in Muslim countries, where there are unique interactions of faith with geology and human physiology. Thus, driving (but not riding in) cars causes adverse effects on the reproductive systems of women (but not of men), and women who bare their breasts can cause earthquakes.

    Such a discovery could sheik science to its roots.

  21. caseloweraz says

    Raging Bee: And what the fuck does “reverse physiological impact” even mean? “Reverse” of what? Do women’s pelvises “unroll” when they walk?

    I think that was a translation error. Probably should have been “adverse”.

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