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Afghan Women Face Barrage of Stones

This story pushes the limits of good taste no matter what your thoughts are on cultural relativism. Afghan women protesting the new law dictating that they submit to sex with their husbands took to the streets today, and were met with mobs of men hurling stones and slurs. Many women were unable to reach the protest because they were forbidden by their husbands or denied transportation by bus drivers. Nevertheless, about 300 women assembled in front of a hard-line mosque in Kandahar in a rare show of solidarity. The Globe and Mail reports that some police joined the male mob and threatened the women.