Skip to comments.Palestinian poll: A husband may beat his wife if she hurts his manhood
Posted on 10/09/2002 11:35:33 AM PDT by knighthawk
A poll conducted in the Palestinian Authority by a Palestinian public opinion company shows that a majority of Palestinians are of the opinion that a husband may prevent his wife from working, that a woman should strive to devote herself to her husband and that a husband is entitled to beat his wife if he thinks that she "hurt his manhood". Nearly half the Palestinians believe that neither law enforcement nor social welfare agencies' intervention in husbands' violence towards the wife is warranted, while at the same time a the majority calls for tough punitive legislation for violence towards women. These two attitudes are, it seems, not viewed as contradictory. One possible explanation is that the support for punitive measures expressed by a majority of Palestinians does not apply to a husband's violence towards his wife.
The Society for the Advancement of the Palestinian Working Woman, in conjunction with The Palestinian Center for Public Opinion Polls, conducted a poll under the supervision of Dr. Nabil Kokali, on the topic of violence against women..."
56.9% of Palestinians feel that it is a husbands right to hit his wife if he thinks she hurt his manhood...
59.1% of Palestinians feel that it is a husbands right to prevent his wife from working outside the home..."
66.4% of Palestinians declare that the crown of success of the Palestinian Woman is devoting herself to the care of her children and her husband above devotion to herself "
47.1% feel that there is no need for intervention of social or law enforcement agencies in instances of husbands attacking wives, because that is a family problem..."
73.9% feel that a woman must think of how to become a mother and wife rather than engage in her economic and social freedom..."
"86% of Palestinians feel that the [Islamic] traditions and customs retard advancement of women..."
68.5% of Palestinians feel that the [Palestinian] Authority should legislate firm punitive legislation for violence against women...."
[Al-Ayyam womens supplement The Womans Voice, October 3, 2002]
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Koran quote of the day:
Men are the maintainers of women because Allah has made some of them to excel others and because they spend out of their property; the good women are therefore obedient, guarding the unseen as Allah has guarded; and (as to) those on whose part you fear desertion, admonish them, and leave them alone in the sleeping-places and beat them; then if they obey you, do not seek a way against them; surely Allah is High, Great.
Is that a self-perception or an organ?
And the mighty prophet Muhammed said to his people, "When dishwasher break, slap her."
Palestinian Women Roll With Punches
And the child asked, "Oh Bring of Peace, what do I say to the woman who has two black eyes?" To which the Prophet replied, "Say nothing my son, for you have already told her twice."
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