A famous Saudi preacher caused a social-media storm when he declared a woman has an expiration date.
Medina Imam Majed el-Fahd urged young men to change wives once their “expiration date passes.” He tweeted his opinion:
El-Fahd, a lecturer at the city’s Islamic University, has had four wives for 20 years but feels he needs to add a wife.
For the record, el-Fahd does not believe men carry such a date.
Many Arabic reactions to his suggestion were critical, describing his idea and offensive to women. One went as far as to say:
“No, It’s your date that’s expired. Can you bear what a woman carries: tiredness, pain, staying up all night caring for her family?”