1. Allowing Women To Drive Would Mean No More Virgins, Saudi Arabia Religious Council Says

    atheismfuckyeah:

    Allowing women to drive in Saudi Arabia would mean no more virgins and an increase in homosexuality, according to academics at Saudi Arabia’s highest religious council, Majlis al-Ifta’ al-A’ala, it has been reported in the Telegraph.

    More pornography would be used if women were allowed on the roads and rates of prostitution and divorce would also risethe report stated.

    Produced in conjunction with Kamal Subhi, a former professor at the King Fahd University, the study into repealing the ban predicted that there would be no more virgins left in the Arab kingdom in 10 years.

    Saudi Arabia is the only country in the world which bans women from driving.

    Professor Subhi described sitting in a coffee shop in an unnamed Arab state where “all the women were looking at me“.

    “One made a gesture that made it clear that she was available,” he said. “This is what happens when women are allowed to drive.”

    The report was produced for the country’s legislative assembly, the Shura Council. However this institution has no power as Saudi Arabia is ruled by a monarchy with absolute power.

    The state’s controversial ban on female drivers last came under attack in September after Shaima Jastaniya was sentenced to 10 lashes just days after Saudi King Abdullah granted women the right to vote. The punishment was overturned after international and domestic pressure.

    Saudi Arabia is currently considering a law for women to cover up their eyes if they are deemed too“tempting.”

    HuffPo

    WHAT. WTF Saudia Arabia. Seriously? 

    All bolding in the above is mine. Because WHAT.

    Seriously, Saudi Arabi, what the fuck are you doing. 

    I cannot respond to this coherently right now. Jesus fucking christ.

    ~Mooglets

     
  2. Utah Judge Orders Mother to Cut Her Daughter’s Ponytail as Part of Shitty Public Punishment

    atheismfuckyeah:

    Remember when colonial Americans used to lead miscreants into the public square and put them in the stockades for a whole day, so they could be mocked and gawked at as an example of what happens when you transgress? Well, in Utah, the land that the Book of Mormon built, a judge recently ordered a totally vintage, eye-for-eye type punishment when he told the mother of a 13-year-old girl who’d cut a toddler’s hair in a McDonald’s to either hand her daughter over for an extra 150 hours of detention, or cut the girl’s ponytail off.

    According to — deep, calming breaths — Fox News, District Juvenile Judge Scott Johansendreamed upa public haircutting as a way for Valerie Bruno to reduce her daughter Kaytlen Lopan’s sentence by 150 hours. Lopan and an unnamed 11-year-old girl admitted to cutting a 3-year-old’s hair in a McDonald’s, so you can definitely see where Judge Johansen would think that the only thing that would set the universe back in order was if the shears were turned on the shearers (the 11-year-old was allowed to have her hair cut at a salon, which doesn’t seem like a punishment so much as, you know, a haircut).

    Bruno was understandably freaked out when Judge Johansen ordered her to cut her daughter’s ponytail off in the courtroom, but said she felt intimidated under the severe glare of Old Testament justice. “I guess I should have gone [sic.] into the courtroom knowing my rights,” Bruno said, “because I felt very intimidated. An eye for an eye, that’s not how you teach kids right from wrong.” No, it really isn’t. It is, however, a great way to build resentment and create a never ending cycle of violent retribution, until, before you know it, Mercutio’s dead and it’s a damn shame because he’s easily the most entertaining character in the whole play.

    Judge Johansen also asked Mindy Moss, the mother of the recently shorn toddler, if her hair-lust had been satisfied (it wasn’t), which also seems like the exact right way to carry out justice in ancient Babylon and the exact wrong way to do it in 21st century America.

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    Jezebel

    Not strictly religious, but there’s an intersection here.

    Also, I just can’t even. I mean, seriously. 

    ~Mooglets

     
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  4. People have the right to believe anything they choose, but not to impose that belief upon others. Protesting otherwise is merely trying to defend bigotry with pseudo-intellectual semantics.
    — David Robert Grimes, Irish Times (via atheismfuckyeah)
     
  5. I recently had a conversation with a Christian acquaintance over the subject of feminism.  She attempted to explain that ‘true’ feminism, from a Christian perspective, meant understanding the purpose given to you by God. The word ‘feminazi’ was dropped and I admittedly became irate.  She assertion that “women deserve better than abortion, abortion isn’t a choice,” and then my brain exploded out of the back of my head.