Barbara Walters, of 20/20, did a story on gender roles
 in  Kabul, Afghanistan, several years before the Afghan
 conflict.
 
She noted that women customarily walked five paces
behind  their husbands.
 
She recently returned to  Kabul  and observed that
 women still walk behind their husbands. Despite the overthrow  
of the oppressive  Taliban regime, the
 women now seem to, and are happy to, maintain
the old custom.
 
Ms. Walters approached one of the Afghani women and asked,
 'Why do you now seem happy with an old custom that you  
once tried so desperately to change?'
 
The woman looked Ms. Walters straight in the eyes, and
 without hesitation said,
'Land Mines.'
 
Moral of the story is:
 (no matter what language you speak or
 where you go): 
BEHIND EVERY MAN, THERE'S A SMART WOMAN!