Saturday, June 23, 2012

Egypt's war on women

This was taken from the Ottawa Sun website.  I've lost the original link, but here's the complete, brief article that I want to address.
First posted: Thursday, April 26, 2012 02:32 PM EDT | Updated: Thursday, April 26, 2012 02:34 PM EDT 
Women in Egypt are fighting proposed laws that would permit men to have sex with their wives up to six hours after death.
On Monday, Egypt's National Council for Women sent a letter to Egyptian People's Assembly Speaker Dr. Saad al-Katatni, asking parliament not to approve the controversial laws, the Egyptian newspaper Al Ahram reported.
The council argued the new marriage rules, lowering the legal age to 14, and the "farewell sex" legislation are similar to traditions that have prevented women from working or being educated.
The idea that marriage remains valid, even after death, came from Moroccan cleric Zamzami Abdul Bari, who spoke about it in May 2011. He also said women have the same right to have sex with their dead husbands?
What can I say except - Can you believe this? Forget the stupidity of the law itself, Egypt clear has issues with respect for women. Apparently the Arab Spring was meant for men only.

That’s my short rant of the day.

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