“In a U-turn, Karzai signs ‘rape law’ Men Can Deny Food To Wife Who Says No To Sex
DENIED SEX/ STARVE YOUR WIFE, SAYS NEW AFGAN LAW , IT ALSO ALLOWS A RAPIST TO AVOID PROSECUTION BY PAYING BLOOD MONEY TO THE VICTIM FOR THE INJURY CAUSED DURING THE ACT “ shouts today's TOI
I am infuriated and stunned to the point of have become speechless. My anger has taken toll over my senses and am just unable to find words to express my rage towards the men and my sympathies with the member of my own sex in Afghanistan
How can such a law be passed? How can someone be so insensitive towards the women?
Is the condition of women out there so bad? This law clearly shows that woman has no say in sexual act? Is she expected to be a robot or a machine (with no emotions and desires?) How can the men deny food or basic subsistence to the lady who is the mother of their children, who takes care of their house, takes care of the husbands and their families? That means she is at the mercy of the men for her basic needs. She is so helpless that she cannot even satisfy her hunger without the permission of her husband
I literally wants to say "Ghar mein maa behan nahi hai kya?" (Don’t they have mothers and sisters at home?) Will the same law be applicable to them also or is it restricted to wives only. But then every woman is a sister and mother. That means men in Afghanistan have no feelings, no respect for their own sisters and mothers?
Moreover the second part of the law says “ blood compensation to be paid for the injury caused to the victim during the act of rape to avoid prosecution)
I am sure the men there would be feeling very magnanimous after passing such a law. No consideration for the emotional, social suffering caused to woman, just a monetary compensation for the physical injury caused.? just pay some money and you are releived of your guilt, crime ?
I just want to know how they will calculate the injury caused. Will it be based on how many scratches she has got, or the amount of blood she shed?
If the women are considered to be weaker section of the society then is it not the duty of the superior strata to take care of them?
I am sure no religion would advocate that vulnerable people, helpless people should be taken advantage of, rather as per my knowledge all the religions of the world preach that women who is the very foundation of this society, without whom this world was not possible, who is the one who brings the men in this world , who rears them with her own blood should be respected and given equal importance
I am no authority on any religion but I just goggled and found out that even Quran considers woman to be at par with men.
I hope no men in India have read this otherwise I just dread what the condition of members of my sex who are already victims of sexual discrimination would be like (as it is very easy to adopt the negative things after all they are more attractive)
I just wish :
That some miracle happnes and no woman is condemned to such a derogatory state.
That some social reformers gear up enough courage to fight against such victimization against women in Afghanistan and anywhere else too, where women are being subjected to such atrocities by the hand of some of the men.
And men (who think that woman deserves to be respected and should be given their due as human beings) and women all over world join together to lend their support to the sufferers and fight against the injustice being meted out to their fellow beings.