Sunday, August 23, 2009
New Afghan Law Passed: Food for Sex
Aug. 23, 09
A woman protester, symbolically represents male anatomy, set to explode
An activist wearing a belt with sausages and an alarm clock takes part in rally protesting Afghanistan’s “Family Law,” in Kiev, August 21, 2009. Afghan authorities passed a law allowing men to deny their wives food if they refuse to obey their husbands’ sexual demands. REUTERS/Konstantin Chernichkin
In a candid interview with a reporter, who spoke on condition of bulemia, the legislator responsible for proposing the new law admitted to having sexual problems with his own wife. He said the new law was designed to bring about greater harmony in sexual relations between married couples.
In a poll only one-tenth of one per cent of women agreed with the new law, as opposed to 99.4 per cent of men. But most men (58.6%) stopped short of enforcement that results in death by starvation.