Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Blogging Tory fake outrage in 3 ... 2 ... 1 ...

First, there was this:

Afghanistan's President, Hamid Karzai, has signed a law which "legalises" rape, women's groups and the United Nations warn. Critics claim the president helped rush the bill through parliament in a bid to appease Islamic fundamentalists ahead of elections in August.

In a massive blow for women's rights, the new Shia Family Law negates the need for sexual consent between married couples, tacitly approves child marriage and restricts a woman's right to leave the home, according to UN papers seen by The Independent.

This was quickly followed by a delightfully deafening silence from Canada's arbiter of morals and family values, Stephen Taylor's Blogging Intellectual Retards Tories, who would undoubtedly find it awkward to continue cheerleading mindlessly for our Afghan mission while finding fault with the government over there and, besides, Scripture tells us that a wife should submit to her husband so what's the big deal?

But hark! What ho! The slumbering beast in Ottawa awakes:

Canada expresses outrage over Afghan women's law
Updated Tue. Mar. 31 2009 7:35 PM ET

OTTAWA -- Canadian officials contacted the Afghan government Tuesday to express concern about controversial new legislation that would reportedly allow men to rape their wives.

The Canadian government reacted with outrage following reports that the Karzai administration has approved a wide-ranging family law for the country's Shia minority.

And now that their masters in Ottawa have sent out the memo, we can expect a sudden deluge of coincidentally-timed outrage from Stephen's playground full of yappy poodles, who now have the official go-ahead to be totally, totally pissed, now that they have permission.

Stephen Taylor's Blogging Tories: Because original thought is hard werk, but anybody can be a stenographer.


Niles said...

They didn't pass a wide-ranging family law as the newspaper so politely calls it. They passed a wide-ranging husbandry law. When one side of the 'family' is completely propertied chattel of the other to be used as seen fit, that slippery slope the fundies keep talking about, where same-sex marriage leads to marrying a dog, has already happened. And yes, judging by their previous stances on how a woman should accept her lot in life, the fundie evangelicals approve of such.

the rev. paperboy said...

Yep, we, as a nation and government, are so outraged that we will stop sending our soldiers over to fight and die defending the Karzai government's actions in .....2011. We, you know, uh, these withdrawal things take time.

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