Monday, August 17, 2009

Why We Fight


Last week, though, Human Rights Watch discovered that a revised version of the Shiite Personal Status Law had been quietly put into effect at the end of July — meaning that Shiite men in Afghanistan now have the legal right to starve their wives if their sexual demands are not met and that Shiite women must obtain permission from their husbands to even leave their houses, “except in extreme circumstances.”

1 comment:

molly gras said...


yet another example of why I'm ever so grateful I'm here ... and not there!