Roger L. Simon

Disturbing News

According to this report, at least, the new Iraqi Prime Minister has deeply reactionary views on the rights of women.

In the early days of the now-defunct Iraqi Governing Council, Jafari was part of a group that moved for Sharia to govern family status, including marriage, divorce and inheritance.

“Islam makes a woman the responsibility of her father until she marries,” he said, “and then she is the responsibility of her husband.”

Let’s hope this misogyny is resisted.