Saudi Scientists Admit Women Are Mammals-Fiction!
Summary of eRumor:
A panel of scientists from Saudi Arabia has admitted that women are mammals, but ruled that they are “not human,” according to a viral report.
Chalk this one up as fake news.
The rumor that a panel of Saudi scientists had admitted that women were mammals and were entitled to the same rights as “camels, dromedaries and even goats’ started with World News Daily Report, a fake news website. In a story published March 8, the website reported:
Riyadh | In an unprecedented ruling, a panel of Saudi scientists has concluded that women are actually mammals, granting them the same rights as other mammal species such as camels, dromedaries and even goats.
The verdict, which fell just hours before the International Women’s Day, is considered “historic” by some experts and advocacy groups for women’s rights.
Within a week, the story had been shared nearly 50,000 times on Facebook. Taken out of context, many readers believed that the satirical story was true. One reader commented:
Ridiculous and disgusting, not to mention outrageous and egotistical, did these so called scientists who are supposed to be unbiased, not have a Mother? Where do they think they came from if not a human. They might breed with goats, sheep, camels, and cows, but there has never been a human born from one of those. (In case they were looking for evidence.)
But World News Daily Report is known for publishing fake news. The website’s disclaimer states that it can’t be held accountable for “incorrect or inaccurate information” and that:
WNDR assumes however all responsibility for the satirical nature of its articles and for the fictional nature of their content. All characters appearing in the articles in this website – even those based on real people – are entirely fictional and any resemblance between them and any persons, living, dead, or undead is purely a miracle.
That’s why we’re calling this one fiction.