Afghan Women's Rights

One of the things the Bush's touted about their success in Afghanistan was the vastly improved state of the rights of women. It is true that things are better for women.

But, a husband can now legally rape his wife. That's right, its a new law, the Afgani President just signed a law allowing that behavior. It seems that the President signed the law in an attempt to court hyper-religious-crazy Shiite Muslims. Bravo Afghanistan and crazy fundamentalist religion!

1 comment:

fkh said...

To be fair to Afghanistan, the fact that you're married to your victim can get you off the hook for rape pretty easily in the U.S., too.