By MELISSA WELLHAM
Women of the world, hit the brakes. Put your car in ‘park’. And step out of the vehicle.
Bet you didn’t know this, but apparently driving can seriously affect your ovaries and pelvis.
In response to another upcoming campaign that is aimed at encouraging women in Saudi Arabia to challenge the ban on females driving – which is not actually a law made by parliament, but a custom enshrined in religious fatwas that were rigorously enforced by authorities – a man named Sheikh Saleh bin Saad al-Luhaydan has told a news website that if they knew what’s good for them women wouldn’t dare drive cars.
Sheikh Saleh al-Luhaydan, who is one of the 21 members of a group who write religious edicts and advise the government on relevant issues, explained that driving can negatively effect the female reproductive system.
Yes. He. Did.
Dr Saleh al-Luhaydan (that’s in sarcasm font – the dude ain’t a doctor) has revealed that driving can “have a reverse physiological impact.”
Could you explain this ‘reverse physiological impact’ further, Sheikh al-Luhaydan?
“If a woman drives a car, not out of pure necessity, that could have negative physiological impacts as physiological science and functional medicine studied this side [and found] that it automatically affects ovaries and rolls up the pelvis,” Sheikh al-Luhaydan continued. “This is why we find for women who continuously drive cars their children are born with clinical disorders of varying degrees.”