AL-SAHWA: Sanaa weekly, 25-12-97. [Yemeni Congregation for Reform (Islah)] [Archives:1997/52/Press Review]

December 29 1997

Main Headlines: 1- Parliamentary Speaker & Islah Leader, Sheikh AL-Ahmer receives congratulatory messages from Arab heads of state for success of his heart operation 2- 20 MPs demand that an article be added to military penal code protecting civilians from being tried by military courts 3- Aden bombings suspects plead innocent & claim their original confessions were elicited under torture 4- Taiz University students demonstrated & staged a sit-in demanding lower tuition fees & better educational facilities Article Summary: Marrying Educated Women – By Mahdi Al-Harazi Many young men in Yemen and other Arab countries refrain from marrying university-educated women. The reasons are economic, psychological, and social. Parents of graduate females demand higher dowries; their daughters are valued higher than uneducated ones. Many young men believe that a female university graduate finds it easy to mix with strange men, is unable to do the house chores and take care of the babies, has a haughty attitude, and is likely to have a higher intellectual level than her husband.