Behind every man...  

demonicsexkitten 41F
7227 posts
5/17/2006 1:43 pm

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5/23/2006 1:27 pm

Behind every man...

Barbara Walters of 20/20 did a story on gender roles in Kabul, Afghanistan, several years before the Afghan conflict. She noted that the women customarily walked 5 paces behind their husbands. She recently returned to Kabul and observed that women still walk behind their husbands.

From Ms. Walters vantage point, despite the overthrow of the oppressive Taliban regime, the women now seem to walk even further back behind their husbands and are happy to maintain the old custom. Ms Walters approached one of the Afghani women and asked "Why do you now seem happy with the old custom that you once tried so desperately to change?"

The woman looked Ms. Walters straight in the eyes and without hesitation said, "Land mines."

Moral of the story: Behind every man is a smart woman.


This was sent to me in email a few weeks ago. I read it yesterday when cleaning my inbox, and it just amused me too much. I almost didn't share it, but shadowshiver's comment 2 posts back "behind every good guy is a good woman"... I had to post it after all.

rm_funinic 48M
823 posts
5/18/2006 10:30 am

Women have always had more common sense...

rm_KnowStuff 56M
240 posts
5/19/2006 12:11 am

I always heard it as...

Behind every successful man is a surprised woman! - Maryon Pearson

Of course, based on my current mood I think Oscar has it right:

Bigamy? It's having one wife too much...
Monogamy? It's the same -- Oscar Wilde

demonicsexkitten replies on 5/19/2006 8:59 am:
hi, stranger *hugs*

I've heard those before too. Sorry things aren't getting better for you.

rm_yukonpaul 51M
1120 posts
5/19/2006 2:26 pm

Very good! I laughed out loud!

rm_zahuma2 50M
459 posts
5/20/2006 8:11 am

It's neither an old custom nor the land mines.
It actually is the honour that women have for their husbands.
Not only in Afghanistan but almost in all Muslim countries it's the same.
And yes, I agree to - There definitely is a woman behind a man -
which in other words is his wife or the closest girlfriend.

demonicsexkitten replies on 5/20/2006 8:46 am:
ma'salama, zahuma

this email was actually sent to me from a pakistani sister, herself very religious, wears hijab and teaches the kids and new muslima's in the masjid.

mohan121002 44M
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5/21/2006 2:22 am

mohan121002 44M
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5/21/2006 2:23 am

Notjustmanmeat 50M
39 posts
5/21/2006 9:28 am

very good, thanks for sharing it

Guy1378Fox 45M

5/23/2006 7:21 am

It is an old joke, and has several variations, but it is one that I still enjoy.

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