Violence Against Women

My friend, M posted up a link to Afghan’s new law that allows husbands to starve their wives should they dont get their fix of sex within 4 days in a week.

I keep on wondering why does the laws like these in Muslim countries always revolve around how men’s inabilities to control their dicks in their pants?

Violence against women is about power and control.

According to Women’s Aid Organization, there are various forms of abuse:

  • Psychological and emotional abuse
  • Social abuse
  • Financial abuse
  • Sexual abuse
  • Physical abuse

I have blogged a few pieces on true stories of abused women within my circle of friends and it still leave me in awe how these women still accept this form of treatment as “normal”. I just discovered recently how an auntie of mine was slapped by her husband when she came back a bit late from a dinner with her friends.  She was late by 15 minutes. There are mobile phones they can use to check on the wife. Still…

How could they allow their self esteemed be repressed? Dont the women have rights too in the household? The children would surely witness these treatments and most would be traumatized. They will grow up with certain stigmas and perceptions.

These husbands expect the wives to be a sex-kitten in bed at a press of a button. And all these after a full day of being the ultimate teacher to the children, bear him children (boys are the preferred gender to carry on their names), world class chef, a driver, a nurse, a counsellor, a clerk, a banker and working 8 hours a day in the office.

Some husbands dont even know where their wives’ buttons are after being married for donkey years. How pathetic that can be?

Surely this picture doesnt seem right and just?


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