Which leads to another burning question - what do Saudi truck drivers look at when a passenger car goes by them? They can’t do “leg checks.”
But seriously, what is the purpose and the benefit of the supposed high-standards of morality that Saudi Arabian society upholds? Besides the fact that they are richer than most because of oil (which has nothing to do with morality, I suspect), what benefits does the restrictive morality of that country bring? They wouldn’t even have access to the oil were it not for western technology. They would still be living in tents in the desert and riding camels.
Interesting question. Somehow I struggle trying to reconcile Islamic societies with any morality. Is the cover-up of women really morality or is it just custom imposed by the men and for what exact reason? Seems like a system to control the man’s own (healthy)lust. I don’t see how a man would select a wife through the eye slits. I don’t see the rationale much less the benefit. But such is the way of religious societies. My Iranian friend, who holds the Arabs in some contempt, views them as medieval nomadic camel drivers. You made a good point in your other thread about no enlightenment coming from the Islamic world and if it was not for the oil, no one would pay any attention to them or their philosophies. No hard feelings about my satire in the other thread, I hope.