Sunday, March 17, 2013

Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood Statement on Women

On Wednesday, last week, the United Nations proposed a declaration to condemn violence against women. Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood, according to the New York Times, took issue with that declaration and outlined a list of exceptions that seem to reflect the patriarchal view of the Brotherhood and frighten Egyptian liberals.  The Brotherhood says that the husband has "guardianship" of his wife and is not his equal partner. My thanks to David Korfhage for tweeting the link to this story.

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