I was talking to my director about… something, can’t remember what. But what it led to was a comment on the new law that was just passed in Afghanistan.
It basically makes it illegal for a woman to refuse her husbands sexual advances. In short, it legalizes raping your wife, and that’s not even the law in entirety. It also states a woman cannot work outside of the home, or go to school without her husbands permission.
It’s easy to forget, living here in comfy little Canada, that the rest of the world is in turmoil still. That even though the woman before us have fought for our rights here, we still have sisters in other parts of the world who are slaves. Who must submit sexually. Who must dress how their husbands ask. Who are beaten down and pelted with stones when they stand up.
This is one of the reasons I get so annoyed when I meet a women who’s never voted. We have an election coming up here in BC. On May 12th, we’ll choose who runs the province for the next four years and 60% of the woman I know will probably not vote. We fought hard for the right! The right to make a difference. But so many Canadians, and Americans too, don’t bother to vote. The % gets lower every time. And it’s not just woman, but young people, poor people, people who just don’t care….
And Gordon Campbell… a slimy and greedy individual will most likely win again. And control BC for a third term even tho his decisions only benefit the few and not the many. BC needs to wake up. If everyone who was paid minimum wage, everyone who struggled to make ends meet voted, we could change the way BC works.
Think about it.