President Karzai Reverses Marital Rape Law

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Afghan President Hamid Karzai has officially decided to rescind the parts of Afghanistan's new law on its Shia minority that severely restricted the rights of Shia women and legalized marital rape. [CNN]

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sarah.of.a.lesser.god (aka Mrs. BrutallyHonestHobbit)

This is like the legislative equivalent of a non-apology apology. "Sorry we were total misogynistic assholes! We'll just reverse it and pretend there was no real broad anti-woman sentiments in the first place."