| idun wrote:|
|Custody? or just lived in some country where medieval rules about women being lower in the order of things, than donkeys?|
Yes that's right.
In Argentina, joint custody was established in 1949 by constitutional amendment this year. The repeal of these reforms by military proclamation in 1956, and ratification of its repeal by the Constitutional Convention of 1957, restored the inequality of women compared with men for several decades. In 1974 Congress re-established joint custody, but the President Maria Estela Martinez de Peron vetoed the bill. Basically, the influential conservative sectors in Argentina argued that the family unit requires that a spouse has the "last word", and that cultural and traditional reasons, it was reasonable that this power was attributed by law to men.
In 1985, during Alfonsin's government was restored joint custody by Law 23,234, a right long-demanded by women;
Note the veto exercised by a lady donkey called maria;