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October 22, 2009

Remind me again why we went to war for Kuwait

Kuwaiti women will be thrilled to learn they are now entitled to their own passports and to travel without the prior consent of their husbands. Sadly, this counts as progress for Kuwait, a cretinous little country with little to recommend it.

Our allies.

The constitutional court abrogated an article in the 1962 passports law that prevented a woman from getting her own passport without her husband's prior approval. The court said that the article was in violation of a number of provisions in the constitution which guarantee personal freedom and gender equality. The decision came after a Kuwaiti woman complained that her husband had refused to give her and their three children their passports and other personal identification documents so he could prevent them from leaving the country.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at October 22, 2009 07:53 AM


This is like Star Trek where the space travellers go to another planet and encounter the cultures of different people.

Posted by: Recruiting Animal [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 22, 2009 10:16 AM