Al Jazeera English – CENTRAL/S. ASIA – Karzai to review ‘abhorrent’ law

Al Jazeera English – CENTRAL/S. ASIA – Karzai to review ‘abhorrent’ law.

Afghanistan has made it a law that a man can have sex with his wife every fourth night. In other words, a woman must have sex with her husband every fourth night, or be subject to the harsh penalties women receive for breaking the law. What has gotten a bit less press is that a woman cannot get a job or an education without her husband’s permission, nor can she leave her home unless he deems the reason “legitimate”.

Karzai’s first response was an insistence that the Western nations misinterpreted the law, which he considered reasonable.

Hmmm…reasonable? How does their law feel about beating their wives? I mean, do they have that stick-no-wider-than-your-thumb provision? That was considered reasonable.

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