A reporter was doing a story on gender roles
in Kuwait several years before the Gulf War.
She noted then that women customarily walked
about 10 feet behind their husbands.
She returned to Kuwait recently and observed
that the men now walked several yards behind
The reporter approached one of the women and
said, "This is marvellous. Can you tell the
free world just what enabled women here to
achieve this reversal of roles?"
"Land mines," said the Kuwaiti woman.