Hey, patriarchy-deniers! Sit ‘n’ spin on this:
Dr Ahmed al Kubaisi, the head of Sharia Studies at UAE University and Baghdad University, told the National that beating one’s wife is at times necessary to preserve family bonds.
“If a wife committed something wrong, a husband can report her to police,” Dr al Kubaisi told the newspaper. “But sometimes she does not do a serious thing or he does not want to let others know; when it is not good for the family. In this case, hitting is a better option.”
What’s old Ahmed al Kubaisi talking about? Why, the recent ruling of the highest court in the whole United Arab Emirates, that’s what. Those fucking fucks have decided that it’s A-OK for a dude to slap his bitches and his tiny tots around, as long as he doesn’t leave marks. Just like here in the US!
I’m not even kidding. I saw it on the Internet.
Incidentally, governments of the USA, UK, Germany, and Japan are all big pals with the UAE. They sell us oil, and we look the other way on the whole human rights abuses dealio. Awesome.
[via Pam Spaulding]