The real war on women

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The Democrats would like you to believe that the Republicans have an all out war on women.  Really?  Maybe they should open their PC-blinded eyes to see that it’s really the “religion of peace”, whom they support, that is waging a war against women.

400 women and girls held in Afghanistan for ‘moral crimes’

The Telegraph:  Ten years after the toppling of the Taliban government was accompanied by Western promises of a new era of women’s rights, the justice system remained “stacked against them at every stage”, it found.

Virtually all teenage girls held in prison are accused of immorality, either extramarital sex or running away, and around half of adult women inmates.
Imprisonment for immorality has risen steadily since a supreme court ruling that any woman who runs away from her home and does not immediately go to a close relative or the police should be imprisoned.
The report by Human Rights Watch found many inmates had fled a forced marriage, or violent husbands and in-laws.  In some cases women had been charged with having extramarital sex after being raped or forced into prostitution, it said.
“I just want a divorce. I can’t go back to my father because he will kill me. All my family has left me behind.”   —Aisha H., 20, sentenced to three years in prison for “running away” from a physically abusive man whom her father forced her to marry as a second wife
“No one should be locked up for fleeing a dangerous situation even if it’s at home. President Karzai and Afghanistan’s allies should act decisively to end this abusive and discriminatory practice.”
Running away is not an offence under the Afghan penal code, but the supreme court advised in 2010 that women and girls who flee their homes should be locked up as a precaution against prostitution and promiscuity.  The court declined to comment on the report.
The United Nations has estimated around three quarters of marriages in Afghanistan are forced and unmarried girls are also sometimes given, or exchanged, to resolve disputes or stand in place of a dowry.  Few women are able to gain divorces. If they run away instead, the husband’s family often press for a conviction of extramarital sex as well, as an extra punishment, the report found.
The 120-page report, called “I Had to Run Away” said significant progress had since been made in schooling for girls and allowing women to enter politics, and there had been a fall in maternal mortality.  However bias against them remained rife in the legal system it said.  “Even the most horrific abuses suffered by women seem to elicit nothing more than a shrug from prosecutors, despite laws criminalising violence against women,” Mr Roth said.
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0 responses to “The real war on women

  1. Great post DCG!
    Women, in America, are fighting for $20 a month. These brave women are fighting for their lives. And b/c our nation’s women are so selfish, they have failed to notice that this is starting to happen in our own backyard. If you are going to fight for a womans right to choose, then fight for these women’s right to choose!

  2. A’stan… a nation not yet up to the judicial level of the Code of Hammurabi (actual written law so people can tell what’s an offense or not) and an activist judiciary that rules how they feel. (Left/liberal fantasy land made real… and they hate America, too!)

  3. This extremely long comment has been deleted by administrator for being off topic and long-winded.

    • Ragman,
      I appreciate your enthusiasm. But I’d appreciate it even more if you don’t go off topic and actually try to tailor your comments to the particular post. I’d also appreciate it if you would refrain from writing lengthy treatises as comments, each of which is as long as an actual blog article. In so doing, you’ve effectively hijacked this site.
      Until you demonstrate you can do that, your comments will be held for my “moderation” instead of be instantly published.
      Dr. Eowyn
      Fellowship of the Minds


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