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First, an apology to anyone who actually ever reads this blog. As sort of mentioned a couple of posts ago, I’ve been undergoing a bit of a metamorphosis recently. Haven’t had much mental space – or online time – for blogging.

However, I get the feeling that this is about to change, as I read about the story which is central to this post (yes, I’ll get there) and my first thought was: “I have to blog about that!” So I logged on, only to find that Christina has awarded me, and I will deal with my obligations thereunder soon. I also have another post in my head which is a follow-up to this post on slavery and debt bondage in Australia. The High Court has handed down its decision and I do want to write about it. Coming soon. Like, sometime in the next year, at this rate…

Anyway, what I really want to write about is the French Court of Appeal’s overturning of a decision to annul a marriage. Some newspaper articles here and here.

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The headline: “How to land a man for life”

The premise: There are more divorced women in towns than in rural areas, therefore a woman is less likely to get divorced if lives in the country, therefore any woman who wants to get married should head bush.

The numbers: In towns with populations of 100 000 or greater, 12.5% of women are divorced or separated, compared to 9.6% of men. The numbers are almost exactly reversed in rural areas with less than 200 people. In the areas in between, the numbers are approximately equal (around the 12.5% mark).

The problems:

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