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 based on our soldiers dying so your grateful little girls can go to school. It's bad enough 75% of them get forced into marriage between 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 ...
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3 comments:

wondering said...

IS that the only part of the new laws that is being changed? What about not being able to leave your home unescorted by father or husband?

What about the new law allowing the marrying off underage girls?

I'm glad that our governments got off their asses to fight the marital rape law, but letting the rest of it go sucks almost as much.

Alison said...

Thanks, Wondering. I remembered to add that when I reposted it at the Beav.

Paul said...

Given that the review includes advice from clerics, I'm not holding my breath.

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