Something like half of all marriages end in divorce in the US. But imagine if we had the kind of system they’ve got in Tajikistan: There, husbands can divorce their wives by simply sending them a text message that says “Taloq taloq taloq” (Divorce divorce divorce).
Apparently, a growing number of Tajik men are using mobile phones to complete the “triple taloq”, which the Associated Press describes as “an Islamic ritual in which men can end a marriage by reciting the word for divorce three times”. If men can divorce their wives with a text message, then women should be able to collect child support payments via PayPal. Only fair.
[Image of Tajik wedding via AP]
Republished from Gawker