rounds that say that as we steadily go forward into the 21st century the position of women and girls,
their rights and freedoms, are going backwards.
In Iraq we are watching a draft law make its way through the system towards becoming a law, this
draft would make it legal for girls as young as nine to be married and subject to the legal
requirements of a wife including sex.
This same law also set a legal condition that a wife has no right to refuse her husband’s requirement
to have sex; in short a woman no longer has the right to say no. Legal rape!
It reaffirms women’s position as property and makes any children the automatic property of the
father if they are two or older. A woman would need her husband’s permission to leave their house.
This law is being presented by Iraq’s Justice Minister no less, the draft law was endorsed by a large
majority of the countries council of ministers and both the Justice Minister and his political party
are allied to the Prime Minister.
There is a lot of opposition to this law and it is generally thought that it will not pass, unless the
fractious Iraqi political system reaches the point where the Prime Minister needs the votes and
support of those who are pushing this law forward.
At present there is no sign the Prime Minister needs those votes but he is a politician which means
this could come up for a vote at any time with the support of numerous religious groups and political
parties as part of a horse trade.
Then we have had the stories about Jewish women who are unable to divorce because under
orthodox Jewish Law a woman needs the permission of her Husband to divorce, the husband can,
of course, divorce whenever he wants to.
So yet another of those Abrahamic religions treating women as property and denying them the
same rights and freedoms as men.
Then we have the UK Law society deciding to push along the matter of women being second class
people by endorsing Sharia compliant wills and legal agreements.
This may seem a small thing but these are the same Lawyers who are charged with upholding British
Law and these are the same people that would be called upon to represent those wishing to contest
For those who missed the stories such wills include gender discrimination since female heirs will receive
no more than half of the amount that male heirs receive, it blocks any wife or husband from inheriting
if the marriage was performed in any non Islamic venue and removes adopted children or children born
to couples who are not married under Islamic law from inheriting completely.
Given that British and English Law holds that children of parents married in a church, synagogue or by
civil service are in fact the legal children and have a right to inherit this leads to the situation where the
Islamic family of a person can block that persons own spouse and children from inheriting on the grounds
that the person was born into a Muslim family and is therefore a Muslim and that their non Muslim
marriage and offspring are not entitled to anything.
Nothing like enshrining religiously based discrimination into British law endorsed by no less an organisation
than the Law Society. Bring back the Dark Ages so our Lawyers and religious types can really oppress
So yet again women are being treated as second class people or excluded completely on the grounds that
they are married under British Law which becomes MEANINGLESS IN BRITAIN thanks to our own lawyers.
There is a reason why it is often said that to start the revolution first shoot all the lawyers.
The female half of humanity is even being oppressed before they are born, or more correctly they are not
Thanks to modern medical technology the sex of babies can be determined before birth and something
like a THIRD of the world’s population practices some form of female focused abortion. This is sometimes
illegal and sometimes ignored but happens not just amongst the most backward of nations, it happens in
Europe and here in the UK.
In china as a result of the one child laws millions of girls have been aborted, the result of this is that estimates
are that 48.2% of the Chinese population is now female and 51.8% is male. (UN world development Programme)
Those numbers are close but when you consider the total population of china they become terrifying.
As of the Chinese state census of 2013 the total population was 1.385 billion.
These means that the slight percentage difference above equates to 717 million men and 668 million women.
There are almost 50 million more males than females. This includes children but still represents 40 million
adults and today’s children will be tomorrow’s men growing up in a world where there will be no wives or
girlfriends for them.
By 2020 this is estimated to be 70 million, a gender imbalance larger than the entire population of the UK.
India has embraced medical technology to abort unwanted females rather than allowing newborn girls to
die in some way.
The numbers of births over the last 30 years in India now stands at 48.3% female and 51.7% male.
Given the 2012 state census put India’s population at 1.252 Billion, that is 647 million males and 605 million
females, a gender imbalance of 42 million, this number continues to grow larger year by year.
Historically such high imbalances of males leads to violence. Women who already lack the rights of men
become not just property but limited and therefore valuable property.
India already suffers from a rape epidemic.
Millions of men in India and China face a life without a wife or female partner, in many cases there is a
significant rise in sex slavery, the importing of girls who are forced into prostitution.
This happens not just in these two countries. The gender imbalance in birthrights is utterly insane when
you look at some Middle Eastern countries and even here in the UK we have media organisations running
undercover operations to find medical professionals who are willing to perform gender based abortions
for no medical reasons.
All too often these stories find many doctors, nurses or medical establishments more than happy to abort
females and turn a blind eye in return for money.
One very tiny piece of good news. At long last the Crown Prosecution Service has managed to find its
backside with both hands and a road map and is now preparing to bring criminal charges against a doctor
for performing FGM.
Sixty thousand plus victims of this terrible form of child abuse and we finally have one doctor facing court.
This is not to say he will be found guilty or that there will be a meaningful punishment that will serve as
notice that the UK is serious about stopping this abuse happening.
If found guilty he will still be able to appeal and given that the CPS has taken 30 years to bring the first
case before a Judge I am not confident that they will be pushing for harsh punishment.
But it is a step, a tiny step but still a step in the right direction.
A doctor, a man who should have taken an oath to do no harm, abusing and mutilating young girls.
I will wait to see what happens but it would be nice to have this piece of scum struck off and dropped
into a deep dark hole for a very long time.
Then the CPS can start rounding up the hundreds of other doctors, nurses and such who are actively
involved in this mutilation year after year.
I would like to live in a country where such child abusers and mutilators actually feared the punishment
they would receive for the crimes they commit against the young and helpless.
I would like to live in a country where it is ability, skill or experience that is used to determine a person’s
worth not gender or race.
I would like to live in a country where civilised and secular laws protect every man, woman and child
from the abuses of Religions.
I would like to see that as we travel into the 21st century we can set aside such Dark Age concepts as
considering women to be less important or to be undeserving of rights and freedoms given to men.
But I’m not holding my breath.