Shaikh Abdul Mohsin Bin Nasser Al Obaikan, member of Saudi Council of Senior Scholars and adviser to the king, (don't you just love that 'adviser to the king' bit?) has solved one of Saudi's most pressing problems - how to allow women to travel by car. Some countries solved this one some time ago. It's called driving. But in countries where women are not allowed to drive or share a vehicle with an unrelated male (read Saudi) a more elegant solution within the law has eluded even the greatest minds- until now. In a flash of genius, Shaikh Abdul recognised that if a woman breast-feeds a man, he becomes her son, under the law, after which he need no longer be segregated from herself and her daughters (to whom he is now a brother).
This seems entirely reasonable. Even taxis are now accessible to the ladies, provided they first feed the driver.
However, there remains one tiny flaw in Shaikh Abdul's solution. It seems to have escaped his notice that most women cannot lactate at will. In fact, recent childbirth is almost a prerequisite. Still, it's a great leap forward for the rights of women.
I wonder if I can get a job advising a king...