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    New law will enable husband to starve wives who withhold sex

    An Afghan bill allowing a husband to starve his wife if she refuses to have sex has been published in the official gazette and become law.
    It allows a man to withhold food from his wife if she refuses his sexual demands; a woman must get her husband's permission to work; and fathers and grandfathers are given exclusive custody of children
    BBC NEWS | South Asia | Row over Afghan wife-starving law

    Nice to know what we are fighting for in Afghanistan
    Seems they are using democracy just fine to oppress


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    Re: New law will enable husband to starve wives who withhold sex

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    BBC NEWS | South Asia | Row over Afghan wife-starving law

    Nice to know what we are fighting for in Afghanistan
    Seems they are using democracy just fine to oppress
    The US needs to seek a very active role in Afghanistani politics; they should get themselves in the position where they can establish secularism and Democracy the way they did in Iraq and block such laws that go against the Human Rights bill. That country sickens me.
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    Re: New law will enable husband to starve wives who withhold sex

    The U.S. will shape its foreign policy in reaction to laws like this, and it will affect our future relationship with the nation, like it has with Iraq and Iran.

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    Re: New law will enable husband to starve wives who withhold sex

    Then that is not democracy Kaya.


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    Re: New law will enable husband to starve wives who withhold sex

    Someone should tell them that they advance the wrong way.
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    Re: New law will enable husband to starve wives who withhold sex

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    Then that is not democracy Kaya.
    Neither is this. The US can use its power and military might to act like an authoritarian power in the country for its time being (heck, its invaded it), in the sense that it will have a major ability to guide the Afghanistani's policies and create a strong Democracy, not lead them. It would have the power, through the agreement and support of NATO member countries, to block policies that go against any UN charters, bills etc (human rights). When it leaves, or at least when it has put the country on the road to a decent/respectable Democracy, it can butt out.
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    Re: New law will enable husband to starve wives who withhold sex

    We really need to just exile all oppressed women and literally leave all of these misogynists with their Johnsons in their hands.
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    Re: New law will enable husband to starve wives who withhold sex

    Quote Originally Posted by kaya'08 View Post
    Neither is this. The US can use its power and military might to act like an authoritarian power in the country for its time being (heck, its invaded it), in the sense that it will have a major ability to guide the Afghanistani's policies and create a strong Democracy, not lead them. It would have the power, through the agreement and support of NATO member countries, to block policies that go against any UN charters, bills etc (human rights). When it leaves, or at least when it has put the country on the road to a decent/respectable Democracy, it can butt out.
    We said we went into Afghanistan to establish democracy.
    Well they just passed a law through a democratic process and signed by the head. We have to accept it unless we wish to become hypocritical in our beliefs.

    Do they not have a constitution?


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    Re: New law will enable husband to starve wives who withhold sex

    So what's the problem?

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    Re: New law will enable husband to starve wives who withhold sex

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    We said we went into Afghanistan to establish democracy.
    Well they just passed a law through a democratic process and signed by the head. We have to accept it unless we wish to become hypocritical in our beliefs.

    Do they not have a constitution?
    This law is democratic by paper but not democratic by essence.
    A democracy is a state that follows the democratic rules and laws, while embracing democracy's values.
    Equality is one of the biggest values a democracy has to offer, and this law is against it.
    So basically, this law is against Democracy, even though it was signed democratically.
    I know it might be hard to understand, but you'll get to it one day.
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