Monday, April 06, 2009

Afghan marital rape law being ... revised

CBC : "Foreign Affairs Minister Lawrence Cannon said he was informed Sunday by his counterpart in Afghanistan that a new family law, which critics say legalizes marital rape, has been halted and will be revised."

You can just imagine how that conversation went ...

~Look, what you people do behind closed doors is your business but we've got an occupation to run here and it's supposedly based on our soldiers dying so little schoolgirls can go to classes. It's bad enough 75% of them get forced into marriage between the ages of 5 and 15 to old geezers to pay off family debts but you can't be passing laws saying it's ok to rape 'em as well ....

No word yet on whether the revision will also rescind the bit about women having to obtain their husband's permission to go outside.

Cross-posted at Creekside

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