Thursday, December 01, 2011

"Pardon" Me?

Did you know that many states still have sex out of wedlock laws on the books? Strange isn't it?  In this day and age where it seems to be the norm rather than a sinful exception!

For all those who partake,  be darn glad you don't live in Afghanistan.  There you'd get a prison term.  The woman, that is.  Actually half the women in prison are there for  sex 'crimes' or running away from their husbands who many were forced to marry in the first place or maybe even sold to them.

When word got out about a 19 year old serving 12 years who was raped by a relative and gave birth in prison,  five thousand people signed a petition urging she be released.

Talk about nitpicking details.  Rape being considered, for legal purposes, as sex outside of wedlock!

Well, the pressure seems to have worked.  Karzai, that pillar of law, order and ethics, pardoned the woman.  Was it the 5000 signatures?  Nope.  She agreed to marry the rapist!

We're supporting this nation why?  Okay, we're leaving.  And we should.  As one nation, even if we had the strongest leadership in the world (forget we once did), we would not be able to change their mindset.  It's the way they have functioned for centuries.  It is the bedrock of their male dominated culture. Women are possessions. Nothing more.

It isn't that they don't know how other cultures function.  Their leaders have visited this country often enough as well as other western countries to know that women are valued, contributing members of society.  They just don't want them to be such in their own country.

The view that they hate us for our decadent ways doesn't seem to hold much water.  To me it's the result of a huge inferiority complex.  They can accomplish nothing without corruption.  Let's face it.  They are inept.  One way to feel superior is to pick on the weaker.  In this case by using archaic laws to enslave women.

My, what big macho men they are.  What role models.  What paragons of virtue.  What sorry excuses for human beings.


Margie's Musings said...

Both my boys were deployed there for a year each. They say 99% of the people there are living in the dark ages.

Betty said...

I know some southern men who hold the same opinions about women. lol

Ray said...

'Uncle Ron' sent me the link to this blog, and I'm glad he did. He has good taste in literature.

Speaking of Afghanistan, there's really nothing there worth fighting over, and certainly nothing there worth dying over. They've been surviving on their drug trade for decades, and that drug business actually enjoyed a considerable increase in earnings after our forces went in there to fight the Taliban. So there's something definitely wrong with that picture.

One of the problems, not only there but in other Muslim nations around that area, is that something like 55% of the population is under 25 years old, and most of those are illiterate.
That plays right into the hands of those crafty leaders, who can feel free to tell them anything and be
believed. In other words, those leaders are applying the well-known old Mushroom Philosophy.
"Keep them in the dark and feed them horseshit". And the sooner we get out of there, the better.

Margie's Musings said...

You are so right! Except that ignorance can kill you and an ignorant people can kill you and be justified in doing it.

I don't know what the answer to that dilimma really is.