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.
23 thoughts on “Egyptian Prime Minister Blames Unclean Women For Diarrhea Epidemic”
“I’d say it’s probably caused by men not washing their hands – especially
I’d say you’re right!
…. as long as we are talking about men and doctors not washing their hands after handling women’s breasts. K?
I’d say it’s probably caused by men not washing their hands – especially
I’m waiting for some Egyptian policy maker to propose a solution to the dirty breast problem based upon how labor shortages are handled in places like Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait; import clean-breasted Filipino women.
It never ceases to amaze me how “women” are consistently claimed to be the “root of all evil” in some Middle Eastern countries. They are responsible for their rapes. Their babies are responsible for pedophilia and their molestation. And now their breasts are responsible for diarrhea. It won’t be long before their “having to be stoned” for whatever infraction men can dream up and justify will be seen as responsible for earthquakes, plagues of locusts, and erectile dysfunction. Ignorance, religious zealotry, and testosterone make for a dangerous combination.
There is no such thing as a gratuitous “Dr. Strangelove” reference although a “clean breast shortage” joke might be pushing the envelope.
Why does religious mania get the blame? Our idiot politicians dont usually get their religious faith blames for thrir stupid NON religious comments.
Prime Minister Jack D Ripper-Quandil says…
A foreign substance is introduced into our precious bodily fluids without the knowledge of the individual. Certainly without any choice. That’s the way your hard-core Mommy works.
What OS said.
“Of course, it could the most obvious cause of dirty water or contamination in these rural areas.”
So the hydrology expert wants women to wash their breasts in ….. water?
Even the most remote rural village has a store selling chilled spring water at really low prices.
Shouldn’t be a problem really.
You are on a roll. Can you send me a new keyboard ASAP?
These reports are educational in the sense that they reveal what we can expect when a T-Bag ideologue becomes president:
(Bushisms). We must hope for kinder, gentler ideologues like Rand and Ron Paul?
Considering the source…. Yep…
they also teach wastewater management.
where you learn about tickling teats ur trickling filters.
He is a hydrology specialist, not a health expert. As good as North Carolina education might be, knowing how to build a dam or canal does not qualify one as a health expert.
Trying to get at the root of the obsession of these men about lady parts could keep a team of research psychologists busy for years.
Charging headlong into the ninth century, ready or not.
Some days you just wish you did not read the news.
As Jay Leno said about large breasted North Korean women: “we’ll take em.”
Religious man has superseded logic and knowledge long ago. All Egytian women should take their “dirty” breasts and eave th country post haste.
UNC will do anything for their football players, including graduating them, academic qualifications are not a question.
Still on the front pages in NC.
He is not the first idiot to graduate from NCS. 🙂
This may the docs answer if any are experts in Egyptian clinical practice.
Otherwise our genius Swede could have when he started practicing in black Africa, discovering at life risk a food cause instead of an infectious one behind a new tropical sickness.
As a Public Health student at the University of North Carolina, NOT NC State, I do wonder about the education this man received. Or maybe logic has been replaced with religious mania. In any case, he must be smoking really good stuff.
Seriously, Egyptian public health officials must be wringing their hands at these events. It’s obvious they will receive little support from such an administration.
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