Are women achieving \"equality\" throughout the world?... Subject: Are women achieving "equality" throughout the world?... > > Barbara Walters did a story on gender roles in Kuwait several years > before the Gulf War. She noted that women customarily walked about 10 > feet behind their husbands. She returned to Kuwait recently and > observed that men now walked several yards behind their wives. Ms. > Walters approached one of the women and said, This is marvelous. Can > you tell the free world just what enabled women to achieve this > reversal of roles?" > > "Land mines," said the Kuwaiti woman.