Societies that treat women badly are poorer and less stable

Oppressing women not only hurts women; it also hurts men


https://53c45557bb464df365f75fba619e880d.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-38/html/container.htmlSep 11th 2021

BASRA AND TORORO

“Awoman who drives a car will be killed,” says Sheikh Hazim Muhammad al-Manshad. He says it matter-of-factly, without raising his voice. The unwritten rules of his tribe, the al-Ghazi of southern Iraq, are clear. A woman who drives a car might meet a man. The very possibility is “a violation of her honour”. So her male relatives will kill her, with a knife or a bullet, and bury the body in a sand dune.

The sheikh is a decorous host. He seats his guests on fine carpets, in a hall that offers shade from the desert sun. He bids his son serve them strong, bitter coffee from a shared cup. He wears a covid face-mask.

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