More than two-thirds of the 202 inmates are serving sentences of up to seven years for leaving their husbands, refusing to accept an arranged marriage, or leaving their parents’ home with a man of their choice, according to the prison’s director, Zaref Jan Naebi.
Imagine going to jail (and imagine the jail itself, in Kabul), for doing any of that.
Indonesia province moves to ban women from straddling motorcycles, says it shows ‘curves of a woman’s body’
Aceh introduced a version of Shariah, or Islamic law, in 2009, after it gained autonomy from the government in a 2005 peace deal to end a long-running separatist war there. The Aceh laws regulate women’s dress and public morality, require shops and other places to close at prayer time, and are enforced by a special unit. Punishments can include public caning.
I’m going to repeat myself over and over about this stuff: An assertion that women’s behaviour is an acceptable motive for male violence is a pathetic admittance of men’s inability to control themselves.
Italian priest sparks outrage over blame of women for violence
The core of the problem is in the fact that women are more and more provocative, they yield to arrogance, they believe they can do everything themselves and they end up exacerbating tensions…
An assertion that women’s behaviour is an acceptable motive for male violence is a pathetic admittance of men’s inability to control themselves. So, good one, guy who’s only job is to control himself.
Canada’s First Nations protest heralds a new alliance
Think of this as a sign of things to come: an image of Vancouver’s mayor, flanked by aboriginal chiefs, speaking out together against a destructive pipeline project. After all, who would Canadians rather control enormous swathes of rural, often pristine land : foreign corporations who see in it only dollar signs over the next financial quarter, or aboriginal communities whose commitment to its sustainability is multigenerational?
That sounds nice, and maybe not even too good to ever come true. I (along with many) hope this is a successful protest.
Pope Benedict Takes Anti-Gay Marriage To New Level In Christmas Speech On Family Values
Italy’s main gay rights group Arcigay called the pope’s comments “absurd, dangerous and totally out of synch with reality.” And a coalition of four U.S. Catholic organizations representing gay, lesbian and transgender people said the pope had an “outmoded” view of what it means to be man and woman.
Pope Benedict is still skating to where the puck has never been.