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16% of Polled Turks Say Hitting Wives is Necessary (Islamic culture)
Today's Zaman ^ | May 10, 2012

Posted on 05/11/2012 4:03:56 PM PDT by Milagros

10 May 2012 / TODAY'S ZAMAN, İSTANBUL Sixteen percent of respondents in an IPSOS poll say hitting a woman is at times necessary. In the public opinion poll commissioned by CNN Türk on violence against women, 16 percent of those surveyed agree with the statement “If necessary, a woman may be hit.”

People do not think it is good and discourage women from staying out late at night, according to the poll respondents.

The opinion that “women's place is inside the home” is still dominant in Turkey, the poll finds. Turkey ranks only behind India and leads Japan, China and Russia in the prevalence of this concept on women's role in society. The lowest levels of what experts call a patriarchal concept of women's social role rooted in gender inequality are seen in Argentina, France, Mexico and Brazil.

Poll findings reveal a high number of respondents who agree with the statement “If I saw my spouse with another person of the opposite sex in the street, my reaction would be harsh.” The perspective on women's “freedom in society” is even narrower.

Violence against women continues to be a pressing concern in Turkey, where 40 percent of women have reported being exposed to physical or sexual violence.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: islamicculture; turkey

1 posted on 05/11/2012 4:04:02 PM PDT by Milagros
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What is the difference between a Muslim woman and an OWS woman.

The OWS woman gets stoned BEFORE she gets raped


2 posted on 05/11/2012 4:12:13 PM PDT by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: Milagros
May any victims greet the abuser with a cast iron skillet applied forcefully and suddenly to the skull of the abuser.
3 posted on 05/11/2012 4:13:36 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Milagros
On the other hand, 84% didn't feel that way. To be honest, that is actually better then I expected.
4 posted on 05/11/2012 4:14:25 PM PDT by JerseyanExile
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To: JerseyanExile

In a related study, it was determined that 16% of Turkish wives are nags.


5 posted on 05/11/2012 4:19:04 PM PDT by SamAdams76 (Today, I officially outlive Phil Hartman)
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To: dsrtsage
What is the difference between a Muslim woman and an OWS woman. The OWS woman gets stoned BEFORE she gets raped...

The OWS woman also backs radical Muslims... what a strange world.

6 posted on 05/11/2012 4:20:22 PM PDT by GOPJ ( "A Dog In Every Pot" - freeper ETL)
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To: Milagros; a fool in paradise

It’s nobody’s business but the Turks’!

(And they can change Constantinople back to Istanbul, as far as I’m concerned.)


7 posted on 05/11/2012 4:22:37 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Milagros

I wonder if this was a poll of all Turks, or just the male ones. How many of the women share the sentiment?


8 posted on 05/11/2012 4:33:24 PM PDT by rightwingcrazy
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To: Milagros

84% refused to comment...


9 posted on 05/11/2012 4:38:36 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: Milagros

It does go to prove that freedom to speak ones mind is more alive in Turkey than in the USA.


10 posted on 05/11/2012 4:40:55 PM PDT by BRL
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To: Milagros
Hitting women was pretty popular in hollyweird too


11 posted on 05/11/2012 4:44:40 PM PDT by sagar
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To: Milagros

Saw a guy wearing a T-shirt in a mall in Virginia many years ago. It read:

400,000 battered women in this country and all this time I been eating ‘em raw.


12 posted on 05/11/2012 4:51:37 PM PDT by 2nd Bn, 11th Mar (The "p" in Democrat stands for patriotism.)
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To: Milagros

Where do you think the expression “I’d hit it!” came from?


13 posted on 05/11/2012 4:53:48 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Milagros
From the Islamic advice column “Dear Abbydullah.”

Q: What do you tell a Muslim wife with two black eyes?

A: Nothing. You've already tole her twice.

14 posted on 05/11/2012 5:06:26 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: Milagros

I’m going to share something here I’ve not shared much because this article really hits home. When I was a freshman in college (eons ago!)I had a guy from Turkey in a class. I had never been exposed to different cultures, knew NOTHING about Islam. He was a wealthy Islamic student and we talked during class, eventually he asked me to go to dinner. It was a “just friends” thing...Ha! To make a long story short, it was the only time in my life someone tried to date-rape me. When I tried to fight him he told me he had, “bought me dinner and I owed him.” Terrifying. This is the culture the feminists worship at the foot of. Makes me sick.


15 posted on 05/11/2012 5:11:04 PM PDT by republicanbred (...and when I die I'll be republican dead.)
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To: Milagros

Yet more feminist propaganda about the “evil patriarchy”. It does get boring after a while all this hysteria about domestic violence which in the west has been redefined to be basically anything that might piss off your significant other. Spare me the preaching, the west has been turned into a free fire zone against men and now they want to do that world wide. At least in Muslim countries men still have the nads to stand up against this sort of garbage, here in the west we’ve already been neutered.


16 posted on 05/11/2012 5:13:47 PM PDT by trapped_in_LA
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To: sagar

17 posted on 05/11/2012 6:06:30 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Up yours, Obama.)
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To: Milagros

Only 16 percent? The Muslim faith appears weak in Turkey.


18 posted on 05/11/2012 6:08:08 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Milagros

99.9% of American women say shooting Muslim husbands when they attack is fine.


19 posted on 05/11/2012 6:11:52 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Milagros

This whole thing is such a dead horse, from a western feminist perspective.

This whole you never hit anyone is crap.

You should never attack another person without a good, valid reason.

But if I am under attack from someone I do not care what gender they are. I will defend myself. People who attack other people are not gentlemen or ladies and should not expect to be treated as one would treat another civilized person.

You never hit anyone is just a zero tolerance mantra. In defense you hit whoever’s attacking you.


20 posted on 05/11/2012 6:14:22 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Milagros

Only 16%? I tell ya, these people become more and more civilized each and every day.


21 posted on 05/11/2012 6:17:36 PM PDT by Robwin
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To: Robwin

Took the Baskent Express between Ankara and Istanbul many times and the one constant was the workers in the fields were all women and children. I can understand the response to this survey, given who does the majority of the physical labor in Turkey. Beating your slaves won’t increase their output.


22 posted on 05/11/2012 7:11:52 PM PDT by GreyHoundSailor
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23 posted on 05/11/2012 7:31:46 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93)
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