It is reported that a government minister and his wife, Mr. Jim Fitzpatrick, left a Muslim wedding to which they had been invited because men and women were segregated. During the 1940's in Liverpool I recall, this kind of thing was not unknown on any family occasion. After the necessary had been done, the men used to go off to the local pub where they would exchange fundamentalist views on football, beer, jobs, and the trials of nagging women. The ladies would tour the kitchen and living room supping gin etc. and exchange fundamentalist views on rents, rationing, repairing clothes, and the uselessness of men. The children did what they liked. It seemed to work very well, so long as the happy couple remembered to catch the train to go on their honeymoon.