Facing up to reality

The Daily Mail today picks up on a remarkable story that I first saw over the weekend. A woman in Saudi Arabia wants a divorce from her husband because, after thirty years of marriage, he committed the heinous crime of trying to look at her face. Apparently, it is a tradition in some remote areas of the Gulf that women should remain veiled at all times, even from their husbands. It seems that, one night last month, the husband's curiosity finally got the better of him and he attempted to lift his wife's veil while she was asleep. Unfortunately, she woke up, and now she wants to divorce him. One wonders whether, if he had seen her face, it might be him wanting to divorce her.

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