In a historic move on Tuesday, Saudi Arabia announced that women in the kingdom will finally be allowed to drive. 

The decision - which will be implemented in 2018 - has been an issue women in the kingdom have been fighting for since the 1990s - the year Saudi Arabia officially banned women from driving. 

Over the years, Saudi clerics have made it exceptionally hard, issuing fatwas (religious edicts) justifying the driving ban on women. And of course, they used "science" to back up their claims. 

Here's a collection of some of their most outrageous statements ... only now they're more irrelevant than ever. 

1. When this cleric said "driving risks damaging women's ovaries"

In 2013, Sheikh Saleh al-Lohaidan said women who drive are putting their ovaries at risk, which may subject them to complications during pregnancy. 

"If a woman drives a car, not out of pure necessity, that could have negative physiological impacts as functional and physiological medical studies show that it automatically affects the ovaries and pushes the pelvis upwards," said Lohaidan, according to BBC.

The Saudi cleric made the comment as activists began campaigning for a lift on the ban on women driving in the kingdom. 

2. When the Grand Mufti said "women would be exposed to evil" if allowed to drive

In 2016, Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz bin-Abdullah al-Sheikh, the kingdom's most senior cleric, said that driving is "a dangerous matter that exposes women to evil.

He emphasized his point by saying that men with "weak spirits" could potentially cause harm to female drivers, so the only solution would be for women to hide themselves. 

The Grand Mufti also said that if women were given the right to drive unattended, family members would no longer know of their whereabouts.

3. When this cleric said women are "too stupid" to drive

In 2017, Sheikh Saad Al Hajari, the head of religious fatwas in the Assir governorate, said that women are incapable of driving because they "have a quarter of a brain." 

"A woman isn't equal to a man when it comes to brain power and this is how she was created," Hajari said.

"Women don't deserve to drive because they only have a quarter of a brain," he added.

Days after, the cleric was officially banned from giving sermons in the kingdom. 

4. When a group of Muslim scholars said there will be "no more virgins" if women get behind the wheel

In 2011, Muslim scholars at Saudi Arabia's highest religious council - Majlis al ifta al ala - warned that lifting the ban on women driving would result in the "extinction of virgins."

The scholars were working with Kamal Subhi, a former professor at the King Fahd University, and released a report with their 'revelations.' 

The report also warns that allowing women to drive would "provoke a surge in prostitution, pornography, homosexuality, and divorce."

5. When this guy said allowing women to drive makes it easier for them to "encounter men"

In 2010, Saudi cleric Abd Al-Aziz Al-Fawzan said that women shouldn't be allowed to get behind the wheel because it would open them up to opportunities to meet men. 

The comments were made on Al Majd TV. 

In the video, Fawzan says that if women were allowed to drive "she will reveal her face, drive without a male chaperone and will have an easy opportunity to meet all kinds of men and women."