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Anti-Feminist Sentiment of the Week

Monday, May 3, 2010, 17:54 EDT Leave a comment Go to comments

Wish I could say I was surprised that it involves Muslims.

Muslims in Malawi have been angered by government plans to ban polygamy.

A spokesman for the Muslim Association of Malawi told the BBC the proposed law would discriminate against the country’s Muslim minority.

He said with about 6% more women than men in Malawi, if polygamy were banned, many women would be left without a husband and become prostitutes.

[ . . . ]

“Every woman has the right to be under the shelter of a man.”

No word on what the Muslim Association of Malawi has to say about the other kinds of “shelter” Islam provides for women.

(Hat tip: Ann Althouse.)

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