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In Saudi Arabia a Man Must Divorce his Wife by Text Message

There has been a problem of secret divorces in Saudi Arabia, wherein a wife may not even know that she was divorced. Attempting to improve this strange situation, a new rule in that country requires that all women who are divorced by their husbands will be notified via text message.

A new regulation in Saudi Arabia is set to stop Saudi women from being divorced without their knowledge.

Starting from Sunday, courts will be required to notify women by text on rulings confirming their divorces.

Local female lawyers suggest the measure will end what are known as secret divorces – cases where men end a marriage without telling their wives.

The directive would ensure women are fully aware of their marital status and can protect rights such as alimony. …

via BBC

Last year, a decades old ban on women driving in Saudi Arabia was lifted. Seems like a good move to me. In some places, like antigua, men get in way more accidents.

Men far outnumbered women when it came to involvement in traffic collisions on the nation’s roads in 2018, statistics compiled by the traffic department reveal. – Link

In the USA:

Men are 3.4 times more likely than women to get a ticket for reckless driving and 3.1 times as likely to be cited for drunk driving, according to a study by Quality Planning, a research firm that works for insurance companies.  – CBS

According to the BBC, a woman still need a man’s permission in Saudi Arabia for things such as getting married, traveling abroad or opening a bank account.

It’s not my culture, so I do not understand, but does it not make sense that it should be just as easy to get married? As long as the man types “I MARRY YOU” three times, and the woman types “OK” three times, that is… and it isn’t a wrong number.

Finding the right partner with whom to share this life has not worked for me, but some seem to have it happen quite easily.  Take Sarah and Paul Edwards, for example. They met on Bumble (dating app), met for the first time in person at an airport in wedding garb, flew to Las Vegas and got married. Boom. Done.

Sarah said a lot of her friends are “disowning” her but she doesn’t care and she’s certain the marriage will work out. – Mirror

If the universe is a simulation, there could be a secret door anywhere. What if anything you type three times in a row in all caps a text to a certain number will always manifest? What would you type?


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One thought on “In Saudi Arabia a Man Must Divorce his Wife by Text Message

  1. The mind boggles……..

    Posted by Soul Gifts | 11 Jan 2019, 9:55 pm

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