Sunday, 10 May 2009

'Saudi judge: It's OK to slap spendthrift wives'

'Saudi judge: It's OK to slap spendthrift wives'

Arab News, a Saudi English-language daily newspaper based in Riyadh, reported that Judge Hamad Al-Razine said that "if a person gives SR 1,200 [$320] to his wife and she spends 900 riyals [$240] to purchase an abaya [the black cover that women in Saudi Arabia must wear] from a brand shop and if her husband slaps her on the face as a reaction to her action, she deserves that punishment."

He said that women and men shared responsibility, but added that "nobody puts even a fraction of blame" on women, the newspaper said.

Al-Razine "also pointed out that women's indecent behavior and use of offensive words against their husbands were some of the reasons for domestic violence in the country," it added.

Because spending money and talking back are absolutely fucking BRILLIANT reasons to beat your wife, oh yes.

Yet another reason to avoid Islamic countries. I don't care how nice their tourist business is, or what lovely things they have to offer me - until they start treating women equally, I refuse to go there.

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