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The law is despicable. This isn't what Islam is about. Islam is about service to God, not the belittlement of women. The world would be a horrible place indeed were it not for women. Is this how we are to repay them? This is the work of evil men who desire to do whatever they please with no repercussions. God have mercy on them.--72.209.8.195 20:23, 19 April 2009 (UTC)

I don't believe in god. If I'm wrong, I - personally - hope he has absolutely no mercy on them. --Brian McNeil / talk 21:19, 19 April 2009 (UTC)

It's sick our troops are dying for this.--66.229.26.39 21:28, 19 April 2009 (UTC)

Afghanistan women protest Shia Family Law (new section)[edit]

Congratulation to the Afghanistani women for knowing and demanding thier rights as human beings not as a sex object of men, who many can not control their appetitie for sex. Women thru out the world support thier rights and demands for justice and equal rights as human being to have human rights not to be used , exploited by thier men. The right to education, the right to have her own income and savings accounts, the right to vote, the right to work outside the home and exercise thier profession. The right to travel alone, if necessary, the right to protect herself and her childrens , right for education and basic needs . The right not to be abused by husband, brothers and fathers or uncle. The right to be respected as human being as they wished to be respected. The right not to be harmed . The right not to be stoned or humilated. Men doing those harm against women are savaged and uneducated.They are brute animals, harming thier own women, children and wives who were defenseless and supposed to protect and love and preserved them.

Deditha from Philippines

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To TAKE ACTION against the Shi'a Personal Status Law, go to [www.npwj.org] . Join Parliamentarians, government officials, civil society leaders, and thousands of activists worldwide in calling for the repeal of the law. Sign on by sending an email to [afghanappeal@npwj.org] with your name, title and organisation (if any) as you would like it to appear in the appeal. Read the full text of the appeal at [www.npwj.org] in English, French, or Italian.

Let's see more of this[edit]

I'm totally onside with these women and I hope that we see more of the protests. Afganhistan and the other muslim states are near medieval. The law I was no better, if not worse than the one it was substituted for, where marital rape was legal. I really do hope that these protests happen more and with even more participants. I would really like to see some serious resistance to the Hamid Karzai and these insane laws he keeps coming up with. NATO soldiers are fighting and dying to restore freedom to his country and he is throwing that all away to gain some power and help himself in the next election. Shameful. Simply shameful. -72.1.206.12 13:58, 22 April 2009 (UTC)

Don't See How This Would Work[edit]

I don't agree with it but if the only punishment is the husband doesn't have to feed her then I don't see why this would even work to give him control over the women. A woman could get a job, her husband could stop feeding her, and then she just takes her money from the job and buys her own food. This is really just an exception to a law that we don't even have(that the husband is legally obligated to feed his wife). There is no law like that in America. A husband does not have to feed his wife or vice versa. Of course either can get a divorce and both usually have access to each other's money, unless the prenup says otherwise.71.82.67.87 (talk) 08:36, 6 June 2009 (UTC)

In fact maybe this will have the unintended consequence of furthering women's liberation when more Afghan women get jobs so they can feed themselves and not have to submit to all of their husband's demands.71.82.67.87 (talk) 08:39, 6 June 2009 (UTC)