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Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Egyptian PM: "Women's dirty breasts cause diarrhea"

From The Daily Mail:

The Egyptian prime minister has blamed a diarrhoea epidemic sweeping through rural areas on women not keeping their breasts clean.

Prime Minister Hisham Qandil said he had witnessed children suffering from diarrhoea immediately after they had been breastfed because their mothers hadn't cleaned themselves probably.

He added that many women in rural Egypt don't even bother to clean their breasts at all before feeding their youngsters.

Qandil was speaking about the spate of recent epidemics in Egypt's rural communities during an address at a cabinet meeting.
Women members present were noticeably uncomfortable as Qandil made the comments, according to an online report from International Business Times.

Qandil previously caused widespread anger by offering a bizarre solution to Egypt's power crisis.

He urged the Egyptians to wear cotton clothes and gather in a single room to conserve power.

Qandil, 50, is the youngest Prime Minister of Egypt in the last five decades. He served as the Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation before being appointed by President Mohammed Mursi.
I think Qandil misunderstands the concept of "talking dirty."

Nevertheless, this kind of scientific rigor is what makes Egypt the successful country it is today, and the leader of the Arab world.

(h/t jzaik)