In Saudi Arabia it seems that a man has a lot of leeway over the various reasons and ways he may divorce his wife.
For example, in early 2012 a Saudi man divorced his wife by loudspeaker as he could not tolerate the fact that she enjoyed watching a Turkish soap opera.
Saudi women have been notified of divorce by text message too.
The latest incident of a Saudi woman finding herself divorced by her husband has to do with the social media network, Twitter. The Saudi husband, on learning that his wife had a Twitter account, gave her an ultimatum – him or her account. To his surprise, she chose her Twitter account . When he divorced her, she returned to her parent’s home in Jeddah.
I’m bothered by what I call these ‘snap divorces’ on multiple fronts. To begin with, such divorces just highlight the…
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