Monday, April 20, 2009

When can I move to Afghanistan

A controversial law that critics say legalizes marital rape is unconstitutional and leads toward the "Talibanization" of Afghanistan's legal system, according to a petition signed by dozens of Afghan ministers, lawmakers and officials.
The law, quietly passed and signed last month, has stirred international outcry over women's rights. The law says a husband can have sex with his wife every four days unless she is ill, and it regulates when and for what reasons a wife may leave home alone.


What only four days? We women can do it at least every four hours if we have to. Why not make us do it at least once a day? Why give us four days? We can run away and have an affair with our neighbor in four days. We can go to the store, go to work, take the boys to school and let our daughters sit home and knit, oh but wait that's only if we can leave the house. Which now in Afghanistan we can't.

Hmm, that's progress for you. Glad we've Americanized that country. At least these women are taking to the streets. Now that's a protest I can believe in.

3 comments:

Bryce and Mandy said...

Lovely... just lovely.

Ben and Christina said...

I was reading that Zimbabwe was having similar problems- their president is encouraging and legalizing the brutal raping and beating of women, and anybody who opposes him he has murdered. It is just so sad, to say the least.

Lula O said...

At least these women are protesting even when some men in the streets are taunting them, calling them all kinds of names. This kind of legislation will be so hard to prove, meaning a man can force his wife whenever he wants. The middle ages are still alive and well around the world that's for sure.