How many times have you heard something like this?
The fact is that these rules have very little to do with religion and a lot to do with patriarchal ideas about keeping women in their place.
It might be
If not from religion, where do these patriarchal attitudes actually come from? Biology?
PS: Just noticed this:
Iran and Saudi Arabia bid for seat on UN women's rights council
Saudi Arabia will probably be elected unopposed. Or perhaps the Vatican will put in a late bid.