Thursday, June 10, 2010

The Culture That Is Saudi Arabia

. Thursday, June 10, 2010

This boggles the mind:

Just this week, two prominent clerics proposed an innovative -- and downright bizarre -- strategy for loosening the prohibition against gender mixing among unrelated men and women. In a newly released fatwa, they urged Saudi women to distribute their breast milk to adult males. That's right: for drinking. According to Islamic law, women can mix unveiled in the presence of men they have breast-fed (because nursing precludes future sexual relations). By donating their milk, women in essence "adopt" their male acquaintances, opening the door for greater, not to mention more modern, interaction.

Does this belong in "Markets in everything" or "Politics everywhere"?


The Culture That Is Saudi Arabia
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