Recently, I wrote about the new statute adopted by the Aragonese court that will automatically grant shared custody in case of divorce.
Today, the leading Spanish newspaper El Pais reported the case of a 30-year-old man who locked his wife in their apartment against her will for two hours and a half. The couple's neighbors heard the woman's pleas for help and called the police.
Now, the Moroccan immigrant who abused his wife in this egregious way will spend five years and one day in jail.
I can only reiterate that Spain has to be admired for the way it is overcoming the anti-women legacy of the fascist Catholic dictatorship that ruled the country between 1939 and 1975. If only North American countries were as willing to defend women's rights as Spain is.