STEPHEN HARPER: Let me be perfectly clear. I did not know about the chicken, I did not know about the road. If I would have been made aware of them I would certainly have taken appropriate action and prevented the chicken from crossing the road. The culprits responsible for the chicken crossing the road are being investigated by the RCMP. THOMAS MULCAIR: If the Prime Minister didn’t know…
In Lebanon, men are legally allowed to have sex with animals, but the animals must be female. Having sexual relations with a male animal is punishable by death.
(Like THAT makes sense.)
In Bahrain, a male doctor may legally examine a woman’s genitals, but is prohibited from looking directly at them during the examination. He may only see…
Malakand Road, Pakistan.
It’s literally a spiral road in the mountains, the gears and turns are hectic. Beautiful sight.
We commemorate Feb 12 as Pakistan Women’s Day because, on that day, thirty years ago, police brutality against a demonstration by the Punjab Women Lawyers’ Association catapulted the nascent women’s movement into a major political force (despite its miniscule numbers). The women were defying Section 144 (which bans public assembly) in order to protest against the proposed Evidence Bill being imposed Gen Ziaul Haq’s regime, which was reducing women’s testimony to half that of men’s in a court of law (the bill was pushed through and remains in force).
The demonstrators planned to march from Regal Chowk to the Lahore High Court to submit a petition against the bill, but found themselves surrounded by the police. As they started to march, the police attacked them with tear gas and batons - the first time in Pakistan that this was done, on women. Many were injured and arrested. The poet Habib Jalib who was there in solidarity was also roughed up.