Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Women's Rights In Pakistan!!!

The crime of rape is now covered under the civil penal code in Pakistan! This takes it out of the sphere of religious law. (Read full article here.) What does this mean? Well, for one thing, it means that a female rape victim no longer needs four male witnesses in order to prevent being charged with adultery.

Let us pause and reflect a moment. Rape victims were charged with adultery unless they could produce four male witnesses to the assault. What the fuck is that?!

Anyway, kudos to Pakistan for a step in the right direction. Women's rights there will enter the 12th century before you know it.

4 Comments:

Blogger Old Lady said...

Don't even get me started!

10:08 AM, November 15, 2006  
Blogger Rob said...

Very interesting. This is a step in the right direction...

10:24 AM, November 15, 2006  
Blogger PinkFluffySlippers said...

Yay, Pakistan! Sort of.

11:04 AM, November 16, 2006  
Blogger Beth said...

Sad, sad, sad ......

9:41 AM, November 17, 2006  

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