View Full Version : Afghan Men Are Allowed by Law to Starve Their Wives If Sex Isn't Frequent Enough

08-17-2009, 05:37 PM
Link (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8204207.stm)

An Afghan bill allowing a husband to starve his wife if she refuses to have sex has been published in the official gazette and become law.

The original bill caused outrage earlier this year, forcing Afghan President Hamid Karzai to withdraw it.

But critics say the amended version of the law remains highly repressive.

They accuse Mr Karzai of selling out Afghan women for the sake of conservative Shia support at next week's presidential election.

The law governs family life for Afghanistan's Shia minority.

Sexual demands

The original version obliged Shia women to have sex with their husbands every four days at a minimum, and it effectively condoned rape by removing the need for consent to sex within marriage.

08-17-2009, 05:43 PM
They should make that law in the US…then maybe America would not have an obesity problem…

08-17-2009, 07:08 PM
What's that, baby ... You're hungry?

OK. As soon as you smoke this hog, you can have a chicken nugget.

08-18-2009, 12:44 AM
Did I just read that rape is okay there if you're married?

08-18-2009, 08:14 PM
As terrible as it sounds, America wasn't perfect either when it was a young democracy. We had slaves, and unlike Afghanistan, women didn't have the right to vote.

08-18-2009, 09:08 PM
It's an unfortunate fact that in many Middle Eastern nations, women aren't viewed as people, they are viewed as property.