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Crazy Anti-Women Laws Around the World

Can a man abduct a woman, marry her, and immediately become impossible to prosecute?  Believe it or not, the answer is Yes.  The Daily Beast rounds up some of the craziest anti-women laws around the World.

India —“Sexual intercourse or sexual acts by a man with his own wife, the wife not being under fifteen years of age, is not rape.”

Singapore – Marital rape is acceptable so long as the girl is over 13 years old.

Bahamas – Rape is not considered if there is a marriage and the girl is at least 14 years old.

Malta – If a kidnapper “after abducting a person, shall marry such person, he shall not be liable to prosecution.”

Lebanon – Crimes including rape and kidnapping, will be halted at the time of marriage.

Nigeria – Violence “by a husband for the purpose of correcting his wife” is considered lawful.

Saudi Arabia – “Women’s driving of automobiles” is prohibited.

Republic of Congo – A “wife is obliged to live with her husband and follow him wherever he sees fit to reside.”

Yemen – A wife “must obey him and refrain from disobedience, and perform her work around the conjugal home.” She’s barred from even leaving the home without expressed permission. When she does go outside it must be for “a mutually agreed job that does not conflict with Islamic law.

Sudan – Law stipulates that a husband has the right: “(a) to be taken care of and amicably obeyed; and (b) to have the wife preserve herself and his property.”