"If we give the money to the widows, they will spend it unwisely because they are uneducated and they don't know about budgeting. But if we find her a husband, there will be a person in charge of her and her children for the rest of their lives."--Mazin al-Shihan, director of a city agency in Baghdad that plans to pay men to marry Iraq's war widows.
Why not then take this money and educate the widows? Then she can be in charge of herself and of her children. Imagine being married to a man who was paid to be your husband. This world will not evolve toward peace while women are still being treated as chattel.