Finally, after 38 years, Sri Lanka revoked a law that said women couldn’t buy alcohol or be employed in places where it’s served. Thr Finance Minister said that he revoked the ban in an attempt to get closer to gender equality. But then…days later, officials changed their mind. Sri Lanka’s President didn’t know about it until he read it in the papers.
Apparently, a bunch of super-conservative monks told the President they were worried that “family culture” would be destroyed because more women would get addicted to alcohol.