The Saudis are now segregating sidewalks so their men don't get icky girl cooties:
Saudi Arabia's religious police are insisting that authorities of Medina,
one of Islam's holiest cities, should build separate sidewalks for women, the
Kuwaiti Al-Qabas newspaper said Friday.
The country's Committee for the Propagation of Virtue and the Prevention of
Vice (CPVPV), tasked with enforcing Sharia law, believes men and women should
not be allowed to mix on the streets of the Islam's second holiest place, where
the Prophet Muhammad is buried.
We're tempted to ask something like "what's next - having to sit in the back of a bus?" But we all know Saudi women aren't allowed on buses without male relatives, so no go. And that's before we even get to the Saudis' nuanced views on women in cars. They really do just hate women, don't they?
[Read an extended version of this post at Mere Rhetoric]