And jobs that “contravene with public morals.” Sharia Alert, from Agence France-Presse:
KUWAIT CITY – The Kuwaiti parliament on Monday passed a law banning women from working at night, except those in the medical profession, and barring them from jobs considered “˜immoral.”
The law, which was passed unanimously, prohibits women from working between 8:00 pm and 7:00 am and in jobs that “˜contravene with public morals and in all-men service places at any time.”
This law seems to have the same open-ended quality as that which granted women the right to vote and hold office in Kuwait, as long as they “abide by Islamic law.” Indeed, if the point of the law is to maintain control of a segment of a population, placing limitations on it would defeat the purpose.
Conservative and Islamist MPs, who form a majority in the 50-member house, said the law aims at protecting women from “˜being exploited in immoral activities.”