Friday, April 3, 2009

New Afghan Law Makes It Legal for Husbands to Rape Their Wives

"A new Afghan law makes it legal for men to rape their wives, rights groups said." This news blurb was carried on the front page of the April 3rd Wall Street Journal.

My immediate thought was: That's one reason we're in Afghanistan -- to try to stamp out this oppressive male-dominated society.

My second thought was about the April 1st interview of Eldonna Lewis Fernandez on the BlogTalkRadio Show that I co-host with Nancy Brown of

Eldonna retired from the Air Force as a master sergeant and is now working with women to empower them. You can read Eldonna's January 23rd guest post about her military experiences and the book HEART OF A WOMAN, which she is co-authoring. (The deadline for submission of essays by military women has been extended to April 20th.)

Yet it's Eldonna's life experiences -- how she was raped more than once while in the military -- and how she finally got help (she suffered PTSD from these experiences and her abusive childhood) that offer the inspiration for women -- and the reminder of how wrong this new Afghan law is.

Listen to the interview now of Eldonna Lewis Fernandez.

Phyllis Zimbler Miller is the author of MRS. LIEUTENANT: A SHARON GOLD NOVEL and the co-author of the Jewish holiday book SEASONS FOR CELEBRATION. She also blogs at PZ the Do-Gooder Scrooge and Operation Support Jews in the Military, and she is the co-host of the BlogTalkRadio show Your Military Life. Her company Miller Mosaic LLC builds call-to-action websites for book authors and small businesses.

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