What we need is some women…
Welcome back to a regular feature we like to call, “What Year is this Again?,” where we offer up news that makes us seriously question what century it is.
Today, we have some photos of an indigenous tribe in a mountainous area of southern Yemen, but all we see are well-armed men and boys.
Where are the tribe’s women? I see. According to the caption, they are “only allowed to leave their homes during emergencies.”
Excuse me? What does that even mean? Does the home actually have to be ablaze, or are there lesser emergencies, as well?
“Honey, I’m off to my NRA meeting, did you shine my bullets? Listen, it’s kind of an emergency – I think we’re out of creamy peanut butter!”
“Sweetie, our Direct TV Dish was hit by lightning last night. Feel free to climb the ladder for emergency repairs.”
“The Post Office called! My shirt just arrived. It’s the first shirt ever in this village, so I’d call this an emergency. Can you walk barefoot for 46 miles to get it?”
“Holy crap, Pumpkin, ‘Oprah’ is coming on! You’d better go outside and wait until her show’s over so it doesn’t mess with your head. Yeah, I’d say that’s an emergency, for sure!”
Members of the indigenous Talb Bin-Hemiar tribe gather in the Talb Yafaa mountainous area in southern Yemen October 25, 2010. Members of the tribe walk around barefoot and rely on traditional forms of medicine to treat ailments and illnesses, while women are only allowed to leave their homes during emergencies. REUTERS/Stringer