Egyptian Prime Minister Blames Unclean Women For Diarrhea Epidemic

The Great Pyramid of Khufu
The Great Pyramid of Khufu

One could think of a variety of pressing issues for the Prime Minister of Egypt Hisham Qandil from civil unrest to the loss of religious freedom to regional instability. Prime Minister Hisham Qandil however took last week to address what he considered the growing problem of women not washing their breasts. Qandil, a hydrology expert with a degree from North Carolina State, blamed dirty breasts for a diarrhea epidemic in the latest example of a country that seems to be de-evolving in front of our eyes.


Perhaps some of our doctors or medical folk on the blog can address this theory, which strikes me as pretty loony.

Qandil, 50, lashed out at a cabinet meeting at rural women who breastfeed without washing their breasts as people stared in disbelief. He previously attracted criticism when, in the face of a power crisis, he urged the Egyptians to wear cotton clothes and gather in a single room to conserve power.

Of course, it could the most obvious cause of dirty water or contamination in these rural areas. Moreover, the emphasis on preventing the illness has been a rotavirus vaccine or probiotics or clean water.

Source: IBTimes

23 thoughts on “Egyptian Prime Minister Blames Unclean Women For Diarrhea Epidemic

  1. “most obvious cause of dirty water or contamination in these rural areas”

    Whoever is responsible for the water quality should own up to the cause.. you know .. make a clean breast of it.

  2. Egypt is not de-evolving in front of your eyes. The truth is that the Leftists (and their Right-wing counterparts) are driving de-evolution.

    Consider this metaphor. Three gardeners are attempting to make a lovely bed of flowers, but there are weeds nearby. What should be done?

    The Leftist Gardener says that weeds are not inherently bad. In fact, he says that are really good and should be treated equally if not better than the flowers, and that if we will only give the weeds more food, nutrients, and so forth, they will learn to love the other flowers being planted. The weeds only need our love and support so that the weeds will love us and our flowers more and the weeds over time will develop into things even more wonderful over time.

    In response, the Normal Gardener suggests that history shows that if there are too many weeds, they will eventually make life for the flowers miserable and ultimately impossible. The Left-wing Gardener tells the Normal Gardener that he is “biggoted and a Weedophobic.”

    The Right-wing Gardener proposes his solution that they finance a different species of weeds and place them strategically near the existing weeds, giving the different species of weed more nutrients, water, and love and support. The Right-wing Gardener insists that the different species of weeds will act as an insurgent force against the other weeds, eventually leading to stability, and thereby permitting the flowers to grow successfully.

    In response, the Normal Gardener suggests that history shows that weeds are weeds and helping one species or type of weeds won’t stop the expansion of weeds, and will only make life for the flowers miserable and ultimately impossible. The Right-wing Gardener tells the Normal Gardener that this time things will be different, and besides, if things really get out of hand, they can always just use massive amounts of weed killer, destroy the entire area, and then after clearing all the poison out, start a new garden entirely.

    The Normal Gardener, on the other hand, insists that the best approach to helping the flowers to grow is to feed and nourish the flowers and to remove the weeds that are preventing the flowers from growing.

    When the three gardeners cannot come to an agreement as to the strategy to follow, the Leftist Gardener and the Right-wing Gardener determine that their strategies are, in fact, quite compatable with one another. The Leftist Gardener and the Right-wing Gardener decide that they will each implement their own strategies in different areas of the garden, and they kick the Normal Gardener out.

    Stay tuned for developments. I wonder how that garden is going to turn out?

  3. Ralph,

    While I agree with you in principal…. There are folks on here that would disagree with you just because they can…. I’m enjoying the show….

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