Sunday, August 16, 2009

Why we fight

Breaking his previous promises, Karzai has quietly slipped into law that bill letting Shiite men starve their wives if they don’t put out, legalizing child marriage and rape if blood money is paid, requiring wives to get their husbands’ permission to work, etc etc (details still unclear because it’s a secret law; I have no idea how a secret law works).

In addition many women won’t be voting Thursday because polling places are segregated by sex and the government failed to recruit enough female officials to run the ones for women, so there won’t be many of them open (also, men are being allowed to vote, illegally, on behalf of their female relatives).

Freedom, ain’t it grand.

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