Saudi academic claims women drive because ‘they don’t care if they are raped’

According to Raw Story, during an interview (See video on YouTube with English subtitle) on the Saudi news show Rotana Khalijiyya in January, historian Saleh Al-Saadoon explained that there was a difference between riding camels and driving cars.

He defended his country’s prohibition against female drivers by saying that women who drove “don’t care if they are raped on the roadside.”

 “Women used to ride camels, so one might ask what prevents them from driving cars,” Al-Saadoon told the host, according to a translation provided by The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI).

This BBSNews article was syndicated from Atheist Alliance International - Welcome!, and written by Shakak Manteq. Read the original article here.

Shakak Manteq

Shakak Manteq is from Tehran, Iran and is the founder of Iranian Atheists & Agnostics.