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theHandpuppet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 12:36 AM
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Mali protests against equal rights for women
So "real Muslim women" don't want equal rights in marriage? This is such bullshit I don't even know where to begin. It's depressing...

Mali protest against women's law

Tens of thousands of people in Mali's capital, Bamako, have been protesting against a new law which gives women equal rights in marriage.
The law, passed earlier this month, also strengthens inheritance rights for women and children born out of wedlock.
The head of a Muslim women's association says only a minority of Malian women - "the intellectuals" as she put it - supports the law.
Several other protests have taken place in other parts of the country....

More at http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/8216568.stm
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ima_sinnic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 01:03 AM
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1. . . . meanwhile, here in the USA, the ERA remains unratified, 86 yrs after being introduced
in fact, in 1982 it "expired," but was reintroduced only a month ago in the House by Carolyn Maloney (D-NY).
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