This Sunday morning I was endlessly entertained after reading the article as titled above from the Arizona Republic. Can you believe that’s actual news in Saudi Arabia? They did a “research study” at one of their “universities” to prove this point.
The UniBrow doesn’t know what his hairy Arab cousins are thinking. Perhaps very little. While reading the article, I started replacing the word “driving” with “vaginas”. I typed up the exact news article below, verbatim, including the substitution. And also made one embellishment at the end for effect. Hope you like it.
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — A report given to a high-level advisory group in Saudi Arabia claims that allowing women in the kingdom to have vaginas could encourage pre-marital sex, a rights activist said Saturday.
The ultraconservative stance suggests increasing pressure on King Abdullah to retain the kingdom’s male-only vagina-having 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 have vaginas will threaten the country’s traditions of virgin brides, he said. The suggestion is that having a vagina will allow greater mixing of genders and could promote sex.
Saudi women have staged several protests defying the vagina ban. The king has already promised some reforms, including allowing women to carry pocket pussies by 2015.
* A version of this post originally appeared in early December 2011.