It pays to take them seriously and then show how they are completely irrational. There’s always the possibility that a rational argument will plant the seeds of doubt in the mind of a believer. If we don’t take such pronouncements seriously (at least to the point of taking notice), we miss that opportunity. Scoffing doesn’t so anything but raise hackles. A reasoned, constructive approach can deliver a positive message.
Sorry Lois, What I meant is that it appeared that some of you actually thought there was even the remotest chance that his comments were based on a scientific study rather than pure sexism and misogyny. I give you all credit for giving him the benefit of the doubt but I suspect you have already spent far more time researching this issue in the legitimate scientific literature than the cleric did.
Oh, I got your insinuation.
But, yes, my thoughts were that some reproductive trouble in female drivers could be substantiated - I recall reading that excessive drivers do have higher rates of certain excretory and reproductive complaints; that’s what I was going from, so to speak. Lausten pointed out that there was no evidence, something I missed when first posting the article.
Of course, the fact that this is from a Saudi cleric, easily makes you think of fantasy based policy making.