Saudi Clerics Warn of Impending End of Virginity and Rise of Homosexuality

Via the BBC:  ‘End of virginity’ if women drive, Saudi cleric warns

A report in Saudi Arabia has warned that if Saudi women were given the right to drive, it would spell the end of virginity in the country.

The report was prepared for Saudi Arabia’s legislative assembly, the Shura Council, by a well-known conservative academic.


The report contains graphic warnings that letting women drive would increase prostitution, pornography, homosexuality and divorce.

If it weren’t so very real and serious, it could be the plot of the Saudi version of Footloose.

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  1. I always thought that it wasn’t the driving that threatened virginity so much as the parking.

  2. OzarkHillbilly says:
  3. matt b says:

    Shut’ter down, @Doug Mataconis just won the thread.

  4. Franklin says:

    As they say on the Intertubes, +1 to Doug.

  5. grumpy realist says:

    @Doug Mataconis: Bravo. Two thumbs up, Doug.