Allowing Saudi Arabian women to drive will lead to there being no more virgins in the country. Maybe we’re hopelessly confused—we thought it was having sex that put the kibash on virginity—but the The Telegraph reports that academics on Saudi Arabia’s highest religious council said that relaxing the Saudi ban on women drivers would lead to “no more virgins.”
A report by said academics, produced with Kamal Subhi, a former professor at King Fahd University, warned that allowing women to drive would "provoke a surge in prostitution, pornography, homosexuality and divorce.” The report claimed that in a scant decade, if the driving ban is lifted, the country would be virgin-free.
In September, 34-year-old Shaima Jastaniya was sentenced to ten lashes with a whip for driving. Though the sentence was overturned, the traditional royal family and clerics remain opposed to change, the Telegraph says.
So, this might be totally outrageous but here’s an alternate plan for keeping a fuller population of virgins: instead of banning women from driving, why not ban men from having sex? At least with anyone to whom they are not married? Virgin population in-tact, marriage vows kept, women getting from A to B, win, win, win.
What? Too extreme?