Saturday, May 02, 2009

Family relations

Wives in Kenya has started a boycott to deny their husbands sex. Their goal is to force political change in the country. Ida Odinga, wife of Kenyan prime minister Raila Odinga, has joined the boycott.

Like any boycott, alternatives sources have to be closed off. As reported at Foreign Policy blog, "The group has also said it's willing to pay prostitutes in order to make the ban more effective."

Wives in Afghanistan can deny their husbands sex, but new law "that has drawn Western condemnation for restricting women's rights does not allow marital rape as critics claim, but lets men refuse to feed wives who deny them sex, the cleric behind it says," reports the National Post. The CBC offers more details:
"As long as the husband is not travelling, he has the right to have sexual intercourse with his wife every fourth night," Article 132 of the law says.

"Unless the wife is ill or has any kind of illness that intercourse could aggravate, the wife is bound to give a positive response to the sexual desires of her husband."
What if the wife is traveling?

In apparent response to protests, President Karzai has said he will review the law he signed.



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