Archive for April 7th, 2009
And the neon lamp bulb smashing champion is . . .
Well, I don’t know his name, but you can see for yourself. I do worry about cracking those bulbs when I change them, but I never thought about using them as weapons in a sport. I wonder if they have little leagues too?
Still, my favorite Japanese sport is this one.
As reported by Marie Cocco at Alternet:
Afghan President Hamid Karzai has just signed a law that forces women to obey their husbands’ sexual demands, keeps women from leaving the house — even for work or school — without a husband’s permission, automatically grants child custody rights to fathers and grandfathers before mothers, and favors men in inheritance disputes and other legal matters. In short, the law again consigns Afghan women to lives of brutal repression. . .
The ugly truth is that Afghanistan has long been sliding back into the violent chaos that is friendly political ground for the Taliban and other extremist groups. Women have, as usual, been among the chief victims.