Saturday, September 26, 2009

excuse me. excuse me. i've got to be direct, if i'm wrong please correct. you're standing on my neck.

Afghanistan passed a law permitting Shia men to deny their wives food and sustenance if they refuse to obey their husbands’ sexual demands, despite international outrage over an earlier version of the legislation which President Hamid Karzai had promised to review.

The new final draft of the legislation also grants guardianship of children exclusively to their fathers and grandfathers, and requires women to get permission from their husbands to work.

The Guardian | Afghanistan passes 'barbaric' law diminishing women's rights

1 comment:

Vivian said...

I really hope this is overturned as soon as humanly possible. Ridiculous.