Barbara Walters filed a report on gender roles in Iraq a few years prior to the Gulf War, and noted then that, in traditional Islamic fashion, women customarily walked about 10 feet behind their husbands.
Recently, Barbara returned to Iraq and observed that the Men now walked several yards behind their wives.
She approached one of the Iraqi women for an explanation.
This is marvelous," Barbara said. "What enabled women here to achieve this reversal of roles?"
The Iraqi woman replied, "Land mines."

Part of the Dream Weave Walk 1999-2010