RD Blog: February 16, 2009

I caution against thinking that legal codes automatically equal problems solved for Muslim women on today’s RD Blog:

Balchin makes some great points about the fact that many family laws just aren’t cutting it for Muslim women around the globe. The statistics she gives are heartening, mentioning that several predominately Muslim countries are updating their family codes to reflect pushes for equality and fairness. But this assumes that it’s the laws that lag behind society, which just isn’t always true.