Sunday, May 10, 2009

So it okay to hit them in the balls for revenge?

A Saudi Arabian judge announced – during a seminar on domestic violence, that is – that it was okay for a husband to hit a Saudi wife who spends what the husband arbitrarily decides is "too much".

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."

Women in the audience immediately and loudly protested Al-Razine's statement, and were shocked to learn the remarks came from a judge, the newspaper reported.

Right. It's not enough that they need to appear like shamed widows every second of their outdoors lives; they can't spend to buy a few things for themselves, either.

It's only natural to assume that she gets to knee him in the balls after, right?



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