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Thursday, June 29, 2006
It is very nice to see that Kuwaiti women are now allowed to vote in parliamentary elections. This hasn't always been the case. A journalist who visited the country in the 1980s was appalled to see that women had to walk ten paces behind their husbands but things changed radically after Saddam's invasion and when she returned in the 1990s women walked ten paces in front of their husbands. She was thrilled at the new status afforded to women and asked a passerby what had caused this sexual revolution. "landmines!" he replied.