February 10, 2014

Why Iran's Rising Divorce Rate Is Good News

Peter Taylor, National Post

The Associated Press

The traditional Iranian perspective on divorce held that “a woman should go into her husband’s house wearing a veil, and come out wearing a shroud.” In other words, marriage was for life. The legal system bolstered this sentiment by giving husbands sole power to dissolve marriages. Recently, however, Iranian women have found a way to escape wedlock at will.

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TAGGED: Iran, Divorce, Marriage, Middle East

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