Do Arab Women Follow Or Lead Men?

Arab Women

Several years before the Gulf War, a female journalist did a story on gender roles of Arab women and Arab men in Kuwait.

She noted that there it was customary for Arab women to walk 10 feet behind their husbands.

After the war, she returned to Kuwait and was pleased to observe that now the men walked 10 feet behind their wives.

She approached a woman at the airport and asked, “What enabled Kuwaiti women to achieve this role reversal?”

The Kuwaiti woman replied, “Land mines.”

 

She Said, He Heard

What she said:
“This place is a mess! C’mon,
You and I need to clean up.
Your stuff is lying on the floor and
You’ll have no clothes to wear, if we
Don’t do laundry right now!”

What he heard:
blah, blah, blah, blah, C’MON
blah, blah, blah, blah, YOU AND I
blah, blah, blah, blah, ON THE FLOOR
blah, blah, blah, blah, NO CLOTHES
blah, blah, blah, blah, RIGHT NOW