Thursday, December 1, 2011
This is something that has frustrated me for a very long time....The value place upon women is at an all time low. I just read an article about the plight of the Afghan woman named Gulnaz. She was place in jail for two years for reporting her rape by a cousin through marriage. She was charged with adultery and was sentence without the cousin being brougth before the courts. She has spent at least two years in jail and also gave birth to her daughter by this cousin while in prison. Well she was recently released after pressure by the EU press, and only if she agreed to become the second wife of the cousin that raped her. According to the Afghan culture if a woman marries the father of the child, that was born out of wedlock, this would legitimizes the child, and saves her from ridicule of the Afghan society.