If we had children, I must take additional steps to protect our daughter’s inheritance in case he has illegitimate sons with another woman.
If he divorces me for no reason, through his right of “repudiation,” I will have a tough time keeping my children, since I will not have custody of our children after they reach the age of seven if I choose to remarry or move away from the city in which their father resides.
I discovered that dressing modestly not only kept me warm on the chilly evenings and shielded me from the sun during the hot afternoons, it demonstrated to the local Moroccans that I respected their culture.
Little did he know that another Moroccan gentleman had already indicated to me that I was worth 3,000 camels, so he was already behind in the running.
“It is something that is done all throughout Morocco, except it is harder to do in the big cities,” he said.
Later, Rashid laughed and revealed he was merely making a joke, and that the little huts were outdoor shower stalls.
Article 475 of the code previously exempted a rapist from prosecution if he married the victim of his crime, even if the victim is a minor.
Following the incident in which 16-year-old Amina Filali committed suicide after being forced to marry the man who raped her, the Moroccan parliament voted to amend the code to no longer allow rapists to evade prosecution using marriage.
I had a delicious traditional couscous lunch here, served by a young trainee who was a little bashful, but very attentive.