“We All Hate Our Women,” Ctd

Apr 26 2012 @ 12:50pm

After Mona Eltahawy's essay, this is simply jaw-dropping:

Egyptian husbands will soon be legally allowed to have sex with their dead wives – for up to six hours after their death. The controversial new law is part of a raft of measures being introduced by the Islamist-dominated parliament. It will also see the minimum age of marriage lowered to 14 and the ridding of women's rights of getting education and employment. Egypt's National Council for Women is campaigning against the changes, saying that 'marginalising and undermining the status of women would negatively affect the country's human development'.

One wonders: what part of Islam requires fucking your dead wife? Or is that what so much of modern fundamentalism is: a sick, new, totally invented justification for the control of others' lives and bodies and dignity?