Women Still Can't Buy Alcohol

In Sri Lanka, at Least

Did you know that it's illegal to purchase alcohol in Sri Lanka if you are a woman? Recently the outdated law was challenged but the president, Maithripala Sirisena, held a rally not only to stop it from happening but to also make sure women continue to require a PERMIT to drink in bars! Holy smokes. They haven't been able to buy alcohol for 60 years in the country.

The fact that it's sexist is even being challenged. In 2018! When is every country going to wake up and smell the equality (US included)? Beer is proof that god loves us or whatever, right? So everyone should have access if they're of legal age (and not known to kill people driving drunk or beating them up)! 

What do you think of this archaic law?



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