A member of Iraq’s parliament has put forward a proposal to legalise polygamy in the country to “protect the dignity” of widows, divorced women, and older women who choose not to marry.The government could provide financial incentives such as tax allowances to encourage men to marry more than one woman, Jamila al-Ebeidi told media at Baghdad’s parliament’s building on Sunday, citing increased rates of divorce as a social problem which puts women in financially dangerous positions.
The northern border areas near Iran and Turkey are mountainous and experience cold, harsh winters, while the west is mostly desert.
The differences in climate have influenced the economies of the various areas and ethnic groups, especially since a large part of the economy used to be agriculturally based. The estimated Iraqi population for 2000 is 22,675,617 people.
I get a number of emails from American women asking advice about their Arab men. Some of the men are Arab but born and raised in America. And don’t ask to look through the one you DO know about… You’ll need to tell him where you’re going, with whom, and approximately how long you expect to be gone. 1-9 above still apply and perhaps seem even more frequent. You’re more than likely going to meet male cousins and maybe a brother or two.
Some of the women who write are working in Kuwait and dating a Kuwaiti. And during this time you’re expected to call him (though he’s not going to answer) and send endless text messages. Don’t ask me how, but Arab men are masters at turning things around. it’s ‘disrespectful’ and you’ll be accused of behaving like a man. If he’s not comfortable with your answers he’ll simply drive you himself.
When I was traveling, many Kurdish mothers took me under their wings, invited me in for dinner, and ceaselessly interrogated me about America.
If you ever have the chance, spend time with Kurdish families, and come hungry for dinner!In the medieval era, Iraq was the name of an Arab province that made up the southern half of the modern-day country.In today's Republic of Iraq, where Islam is the state religion and claims the beliefs of 95 percent of the population, the majority of Iraqis identify with Arab culture.“While we express thanks to men who voluntarily celebrate International Women’s Day… [not embracing polygamy] despite increasing spinsterhood and divorced women, who now exceed four million, is selfishness,” Ms Ebeidi said, urging her fellow MPs to adopt her stance.“We must renounce the one-woman mentality at the expense of our sisters,” she added.They are wary of Westerners and their cultural differences, which threaten to subvert Kurdish traditions.