Taking a break from tax day to share this story. It is heartbreaking and once again, I have to ask where are the feminists.
Angry Afghans protest over new marriage law
KABUL – A group of some 1,000 Afghans swarmed a demonstration of 300 women protesting against a new conservative marriage law on Wednesday. The women were pelted with small stones as police struggled to keep the two groups apart.
The law, passed last month, says a husband can demand sex with his wife every four days unless she is ill or would be harmed by intercourse — a clause that critics say legalizes marital rape. It also regulates when and for what reasons a wife may leave her home alone.
Women’s rights activists scheduled a protest Wednesday attended by mostly young women. But the group was swamped by counter-protesters — both men and women — who shouted down the women’s chants.
If you notice the women’s rights activists were not Americans, they were the Afghan women who were standing up for their rights. But, where are the feminists in America that should be standing with them, in at least spirit?
It should be noted that this conservative feminist is standing with them in spirit.