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.
“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
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.