A reporter, returning to Kuwait for the first time since the Gulf War, was impressed by the sociological changes in the country. On previous visits, she had noted that women walked about five paces behind their men at all times. Now, she observed, women were walking ahead of their husbands by at least 20 paces.
Curious, the reporter approached one of the wives for an explanation. “To what do you attribute this remarkable role reversal?” she inquired.