Thursday, October 20, 2011

How to beat a woman

I don't think I have to comment much on these videos, but when I saw it I was disgusted. It just seems that some societies accept the beating of women, degrading women and placing them in the same category as animals.

I can't believe that a religion is behind this, however the political and social version of it, in this case the Islamic one, is responsible for the prevalence of these backward ideologies and practices in the 21st century. Despite the videos here emphasising how a man should never hit a woman on the face, we have countless paradigms stating the opposite. 


Domestic violence is a massive problem in an Islamic society. According to the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences in 2002, over 90% of married women surveyed in that country reported being kicked, slapped, beaten or sexually abused when husbands were dissatisfied by their cooking or cleaning, when the women had in a way failed to bear a child or had given birth to a girl instead of a boy (a belief which no longer is validated by science), or had an illicit affair. Also the beatings are not always done in private, as stated in this previous post

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