Hoda Rashwan of Al Masry Al Youm newspaper wrote:
"The National Democratic Party (NDP) began intensive internal discussions of the personal status law, while women's rights organizations called for restricting polygamy, canceling divorce in absentia and granting custom-married women equal rights as regular wives.
NDP Women's Secretariat President Dr. Hoda Rashad told al-Masry al-Youm that the draft law would be presented for public discussion and that comments by women's associations would be considered. She said the draft covers all marriage stages, including betrothal, divorce and the rights of each party."
Why am I not laughing when the new personal status law is about to define the boundaries of marriage starting from engagement - yes they will dictate the appropriate decorum in this phase - to marriage pillars, rules, dowry, divorce, polygamy, and alimony.
Let me tell you why ... because I can easily see where this is going
Here is the MB's arguments ... I can already hear their husky voices reciting verses from Qura'an and quoting Prophet Mohammed. I can see them hopping between the words as they skip the lines that do not suit their notions saying: