Archive for August, 2009

Pakistan’s National Assembly passes bill against domestic violence

It’s a start…

Article from

Islamabad, Aug 4 (IANS) The National Assembly, the lower house of Pakistan’s parliament, Tuesday unanimously passed a bill against domestic violence to protect women, children and families vulnerable to crimes at home.

Moving The Prevention of Domestic Violence Bill, 2008, Yasmeen Rehman of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) that leads the federal coalition stressed on the need to institutionalise measures to prevent and protect women and children from domestic violence.

Under the bill, APP news agency reported, protection committees comprising police officers have been suggested at the sub-district level to assist aggrieved people and relocate them if necessary for their protection.

The protection committees would not only create awareness among women about their rights but would also provide legal protection and medical aid.

The bill provides that a court, at any stage of hearing, may direct the accused to pay monetary relief to meet the expenses incurred and losses suffered by the aggrieved person, including loss of earning, medical expenses and maintenance of aggrieved women and their children.

Under the bill, repeat offenders can be jailed for a year and fined Rs.200,000.

If a woman registers a false case or if it is proved wrong in court, the complainant can be jailed for six months and fined Rs.50,000.


August 4, 2009 at 3:11 pm Leave a comment

The Next Survivor Series?

(Emailed to me by a classy woman…)


Six married men will be dropped on an island with one car and 3 kids each for six weeks. Each kid will play two sports and either take music or dance classes. There is no fast food. Each man must take care of his 3 kids; keep his assigned house clean, correct all homework, and complete science projects, cook, do laundry, and pay a list of pretend bills with not enough money.

In addition, each man will have to budget in money for groceries each week. Each man must remember the birthdays of all their friends and relatives, and send cards out on time–no emailing. Each man must also take each child to a doctor’s appointment, a dentist and haircut appointment. He must make one unscheduled and inconvenient visit per child to the Urgent Care Clinic.

He must also make cookies or cupcakes for a social function. Each man will be responsible for decorating his own assigned house, planting flowers outside and keeping it presentable at all times. The men will only have access to television when the kids are asleep and all chores are done. The men must shave their legs, wear makeup daily, adorn himself with jewelry, wear uncomfortable yet stylish shoes, keep fingernails polished and eyebrows groomed.

During one of the six weeks, the men will have to endure severe abdominal cramps, back aches, and have extreme, unexplained mood swings but never once complain or slow down from other duties. They must attend weekly school meetings, church, and find time at least once to spend the afternoon at the park or a similar setting. They will need to read a book to the kids each night and in the morning, feed them, dress them, brush their teeth and comb their hair by 7:00 am.

A test will be given at the end of the six weeks, and each father will be required to know all of the following information:  each child’s birthday height, weight shoe size, clothes size and doctor’s name. Also the child’s weight at birth length, time of birth and length of labor each child’s favorite color, middle name, favorite snack, favorite song, favorite drink, favorite toy, biggest fear and what they want to be when they grow up.

The kids vote them off the island based on performance. The last man wins only if he still has enough energy to be intimate with his spouse at a moment’s notice. If the last man does win, he can play the game over and repeatedly for the next 18-25 years eventually earning the right to be called Mother!

August 3, 2009 at 2:45 pm Leave a comment


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