Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Surely not.....?

From today's Jordan Times by Victoria Macchi....

More than half of young unmarried women in the country believe a husband is justified in hitting his wife if she insults him, according to a study released on Tuesday.


The study revealed that young females are more accepting of domestic violence than their male counterparts, with 40 per cent of men agreeing that beating one’s wife was justified under certain circumstances, compared to 53 per cent of women.

The acceptance rate among married men and women hovered around 45 per cent.


Other behaviours that ranked high among married and unmarried women as meriting abuse were betraying one’s husband, disobeying him and neglecting the children.

Men, however, were less inclined towards agreeing with the appropriateness of abuse.

The survey revealed that 53 per cent of married men believed betrayal justified beating one’s wife, while 77 per cent of wives interviewed said such behaviour merited physical abuse.


Blogger Seven Seas said...

I personally view hitting a woman to be a cowardly act. It may be from growing up in the southern U.S., but a man who hits a woman deserves a severe thrashing.

1:48 pm  
Blogger dgnyhk said...

Funny you mention it, I had this conversation with the grommit recently.

He is most definitely being raised not to hit girls (on the theory that he also won't hit women) under any circumstances.

The problem he faces is that some girls can be very aggressive. I've suggested that if he's in a situation he really can't get out of and a girl needs a thrashing, he ought to go find another girl to do it.

He's decided that's a good idea and has also decided it's best for boys to have at least one friend who's a girl, to call on in those circumstances.

8:21 am  
Blogger Seven Seas said...

Usually the best way to handle that situation. One of the advantages of being related to "white trash" is having female relitives that are handy with broken beer bottles. :)

5:57 pm  

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