So now one Islamic cleric in Saudi Arabia, “an adviser to the royal court and consultant to the Ministry of Justice”, has declared that women should give their breast milk to men so that the men may drink it. They should do this so that women don’t need to cover their faces when in the company of men they live with or work with but are otherwise unrelated. Cause drinking their milk makes them “breast milk siblings”, which makes it A-OK for the men to see the woman’s face or spend time with them. Otherwise it’s unlawful mixing of the sexes, a serious crime that can be punished with prison time and lashing.
I guess that this isn’t much really, when you consider that they beat women accused of honor crimes or execute “sorcerers.” Every once in a while though, it’s just so un-fucking-believable to hear these things. Seriously. What the fuck is wrong with this place? Fuck the Islamic theocracy and all this terrible shit it sustains, if not outright fights for.
Seriously? There are many, many books devoted to answering this question. The short answer is that the House of Saud and the Wahhabi (Islamic fundamentalists) struck a deal so that the Saudis could come into/retain power. It’s sort of like if the Westboro Baptist Church had been able to coronate the Rockefellers with the agreement that Phelp’s form of Baptisim be the one true religion.
While I have no problem with humans drinking human milk…it sounds like ridiculous loophole jumping to me. Then again, I’m not socially, emotionally or spiritually invested in their holy rule book, so whaddo I know?
I’m afraid it’s the British Empire’s fault. Had we not kicked out the perfectly civilized and reasonable Turks, for ultimately failed Empire interests, the Saud would be some back-country hicks running arms and the like.
Mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa.
(nevertheless the concept is intriguing. Why a whole new scope of porn…)
Hmmmm…if every woman contributed a sample of breast milk, and they mixed it with goat milk, and every man had a sip, then it is possible that every man has had every woman’s milk, and the whole veil thing can be tossed into the dustbin.
The breast milk fetishists have finally maneuver themselves into a position of power and they are this close to convincing women, and even their husbands, that they should let men have a suckle whenever they want. And now this nosey reporter has to butt in.