Saturday, July 9, 2011
Saudi Arabia has one of the highest divorce rates in the world and it's all the wives' fault
The findings were published in Saudi Gazette newspaper, which said they were a result of a survey by 50 men participating in a seminar organized by the National Committee for Marriage Facilitation in the western Red Sea port of Jeddah.
“The majority of Saudi husbands at a two-day focus group blamed Saudi wives for the high divorce rate in the country,” the paper said.
“Most of the 50 participants at the meeting said Saudi wives are not properly trained for domestic life, spend extravagantly and have more time for friends and relatives than their husbands and children.” [...]
“Females from well-to-do families expect a husband to maintain similar standards to that of their families. They also insist on domestic workers and drivers even if this puts a dent in the family’s budget, say the participants,” it said.
“Saudi wives also spend too much on cosmetics and perfume, hairdressing and party gowns even to the point of draining a credit card. In addition, they insist on maintaining pre-marriage, time-consuming obligations with family, relatives and female friends at the expense of quality time with their husbands.” [...]
“I think we are pushing formal higher education too far which creates an imbalance in a female’s home-skills,” [a participant named Ziyad Bagabas] said.
“Look, maids recruited overseas are trained to carry out domestic work prior to their arrival, particularly to Saudi Arabia. A family with a daughter of marriageable age should seriously look at her daughter’s lack of domestic skill,” [another participant, Sameer] Nutto said.