A Saudi judge has declared that husbands are allowed to beat wives who spend too much money. He complained that women weren’t being held responsible for the increase in domestic violence in Saudi Arabia. To add insult to injury, the example he used was a wife spending too much on an abaya, the black covering Saudi women must wear whenever they leave the house – essentially an instrument of enslavement.
Welcome to the twelfth century.
Monday, 11 May 2009
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