KUWAIT CITY, Feb 23: Latest census on registered marriages in Kuwait unveiled a ‘phenomenon of spinsterhood’ of shocking rates, which necessitates the society to exert tremendous efforts in eliminating the problems encountered by girl and families in this regard, reports Al-Seyassah daily.
According to the
statistics, approximately 30,000 Kuwaiti women of ages between 25 and 64 years
are ‘spinsters’ as they have never been married.
After reading and
analyzing the causes of the growing phenomenon, psychologists and sociologists
said the increasing phenomenon of spinsterhood in the Kuwaiti society will
result in serious demographic and psychological repercussions on the structure
of the society.
They indicated that the problem cannot be tackled by
issuing laws that restrict marriage to a non-Kuwaiti or encourage marriage
through financial incentives and facilities.
They insisted that the
problem can be solved through awareness campaigns to urge young men and women to
marry as well as urge parents to make it easier for those who wish to marry
without demanding excessive dowry.
The psychologists and sociologists
suggested a set of ‘immediate solutions’ such as giving priority in employment
to citizens who are married to Kuwaitis, banning marriages to foreigners and so
Regarding the psychological effects on these unmarried girls, they
indicated that referring girls as ‘spinsters’ could make them feel inferior and
Maybe those are the lesbians who don't want to marry? Between Kuwaiti men marrying foreigners and Kuwaiti men who are gay I guess the number of available men decreases?