Saudi Report Claims Women at Wheel Will Have Sex

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- A Saudi rights activist says a report given to a high-level advisory group claims that women in the kingdom will have options for premarital sex if allowed to drive.

The ultraconservative stance suggests increasing pressure on King Abdullah to retain the kingdom's male-only driving rules.

Rights activist Waleed Abu Alkhair said Saturday that the document by a well-known academic was sent to the all-male Shura Council, which advises the monarchy.

The report by Kamal Subhi claims that allowing women to drive will threaten the country's traditions of virgin brides, he said.

Saudi women have staged several protests defying the driving ban.

The king has already promised some reforms, including allowing women to vote in municipal elections in 2015.

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  • by Brenda Location: Caryville on Dec 4, 2011 at 05:25 AM
    Yall are a backward country. Virgin brides, but not virgin husbands. Why should women be virgins, they are not free to marry whom they would want to. They'd like to fall in love with a guy that they are free to go out with. Getting married to some old guy they've never laid eyes on, thats a bunch of bull.The men are free to run the road like a old loose dog.Should be virgin husbands, yall should be castrated if yall step out and have sex before marriage.The whole country would have nothing but castrated men in it.
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