Saturday, August 26, 2017

Marry-your-rapist laws

By the way, the Economist section this week about "progress" in the rights of women in the Middle East is really bad.  They talk about the repugnant "marry-your-rapist" laws as if they are peculiar to the Middle East. They have been common in South America and France probably was the first state in nearly 19th century to codify such a law.