And we do know that, but there’s fresh and sad evidence. One is the erasure of women in a picture of Israel’s latest government. The first picture was altered for ultra-conservative newspapers which ban showing pictures of women:
It gets worse. The NY Times comments:
The news this week has been bad for supporters of women’s rights in at least three parts of the world, with women in government digitally removed from newspaper photographs in Israel, video circulating of a woman being flogged in Pakistan and a change in the law in Afghanistan.
The NYT site has what seems to be a picture of the flogging. It is disturbing.
The Afghan law is in some ways worse than the marital rape one we commented on earlier. It will give a fortunately small proportion of men very extensive control of their wives. Details are at the link above.