Remember the story making the internet rounds about a 70-year-old Saudi man who bought a teen bride for $20,000? They are reported to have divorced. Turns out he was more like 85, too, and it was less of a marriage than the sale of a young woman as property, by her parents.

9 Responses to “Saudi "December-January" marriage ends in divorce”

  1. jandrese says:

    Is this story really that surprising?  The idea that women are people and not property is not universal, especially in highly patriarchal societies. 

  2. gracchus says:

    And now everyone in the neighbourhood is tsk-tsking, saying “gee, they were the *last* couple on the block I expected to split up.”

  3. Leo says:

    That old bastard tried to ‘catfish’ her!

  4. Are the parents checking to see if the divorce ruined her resale value?

  5. Boundegar says:

    I am shocked to learn this man lied about his age.  Thank goodness for the Internet, where that cannot happen.

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