Skip to comments.5% of Married Saudi Men Victims of Spousal Abuse
Posted on 12/11/2012 4:01:16 PM PST by nickcarraway
Violence and physical abuse are traditionally linked with men carrying out these acts against their women.
However, court cases in the Kingdom suggest that this violence and abuse is sometimes reversed, where the victim is the husband, according to a report in Al-Yaum newspaper.
Difficult as it may seem to believe, the reality is that there are husbands who are abused and insulted by their wives. They prefer to remain anonymous to avoid being demeaned by others.
Um Mohammad said that she could never have imagined that her strong-willed son would turn into a lame, easily guided person and abused by his wife.
Um Khalid said she witnessed an argument between a couple in the market. To her surprise, the wife beat her husband with his Iqal (headgear) and her shoes in front of onlookers to vent her fury.
Um Saad lived briefly with her married son. She could not bear his wifes treatment and abuse of her son, and decided to leave them and live alone.
Dr. Maha Al-Menaif, consultant in the Shoura Council and executive director of the National Family Safety Program, said 5 percent of married men in the Kingdom are victims of abuse by their wives, while in the United States, the rate is 30 percent.
Abuse against men takes many shapes, Al-Menaif added. It can be physical, verbal, humiliation, deprivation of marital rights and even murder.
Some women resort to witchcraft to gain complete control over their husbands. Others commit adultery to punish their husbands with something they can never forget.
Sahar Mohammad, a psychologist, said a womans financial independence creates an excessive feeling of self-importance. It puts her at par with her husband, and she refuses to heed her husbands commands.
She added that womens abuse of their husbands may be a reaction to the tyrannies they faced in their childhood, and they find comfort today in taking revenge.
I suspect that for Saudis, it’s “abuse” if a wife does ANYTHING but knuckle under to her husband completely. The article is a bit vague, but that seems to be what is meant.
If a wife answers back or hesitates to perform any command from her husband, that’s “abuse.”
Perhaps in a few cases it might extend to real abuse, like adultery. But the payback is that the husband gets to stone her and cut off her head—which is not “abuse.”
Just my take on it. I’m glad to say I’ve never had any first-hand experience with Saudi Arabia, and never intend to.
I’ll bet it’s way higher in Western societies.
Ill bet its way higher in Western societies.
That’s my thought.
Uh, all women do. To the human male, the classical feminine form is truly bewitching.
But it's not a terrible thing to be bewitched.
I'll bet it's over 50% if you include every definition of "abuse" that the Left employs. Few men do constant daily emotional browbeating better than most females.
There is absolutely no spousal abuse by women in the West!
P.S. My wife made me say that under the threat of another beating.
I would not bet against you on that. Femininazism has driven it’s course.
“The classical feminine form is truly bewitching.”
That’s the bait,guys.
What a bunch of pansies! They live in terror of women, even after constructing their entire religion culture and law to keep women down!
Interesting thread a few days ago on spousal abuse by women. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2965106/posts?q=1&;page=51