Should women drive?

A cleric in Saudia Arabia, where women are banned from driving, recently warned that driving hurts women’s childbearing prospects. Sheik Saleh bin Saad al-Lohaidan explained that driving “affects the ovaries and pushes the pelvis upward.” As a result, women drivers could have “children with clinical problems of varying degrees.”

We read about this preposterous claim in the October 11, 2013, issue of The Week.

We’re still driving—and counting our blessings that we live in the United States. We hope that women in Saudia Arabia will be able to drive legally soon.

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