Saudi Arabia: A Saudi Judge Thinks That It’s Okay To Slap A Financially Frivolous Woman!

As hot tempered & opinionated as I am,I’m sure glad that I don’t live in Saudi Arabia! The women are still expected to be docile & obedient to their husbands.And,according to a Saudi judge,they should be slapped if they don’t practice frugality.

Can you believe he made this remark at a seminar on domestic violence? How rich is that?!! Here’s more from CNN:

Husbands are allowed to slap their wives if they spend lavishly, a Saudi judge said recently during a seminar on domestic violence, Saudi media reported Sunday. Arab News, a Saudi English-language daily newspaper based in Riyadh, reported that Judge Hamad Al-Razine said that “if a person gives SR 1,200 [$320] to his wife and she spends 900 riyals [$240] to purchase an abaya [the black cover that women in Saudi Arabia must wear] from a brand shop and if her husband slaps her on the face as a reaction to her action, she deserves that punishment.”

Women in the audience immediately and loudly protested Al-Razine’s statement, and were shocked to learn the remarks came from a judge, the newspaper reported.Arab News reported that Al-Razine made his remark as he was attempting to explain why incidents of domestic violence had increased in Saudi Arabia.

He said that women and men shared responsibility, but added that “nobody puts even a fraction of blame” on women, the newspaper said. Al-Razine “also pointed out that women’s indecent behavior and use of offensive words against their husbands were some of the reasons for domestic violence in the country,” it added.

Domestic violence, which used to be a taboo subject in the conservative kingdom, has become a hot topic in recent years. Groups like the National Family Safety Program have campaigned to educate the public about the problem and help prevent domestic abuse.Saudi women’s rights activist Wajeha Al-Huwaider told CNN that Saudi women routinely face such attitudes.” Read the rest here.

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4 responses to “Saudi Arabia: A Saudi Judge Thinks That It’s Okay To Slap A Financially Frivolous Woman!

  1. Marty

    SOOOOOOO SAD SO SAD SO SAD

  2. molly

    its sick. if you make a law that they must wear the abaya obviously they are going to have to pay for it or they get beat or for not wearing them. so why beat them when they are buying what your MAKING them buy? thats stupid. men are not superior to women and women are not superior to men. people are people. equals. one life is not worth more then the next. why should a mans identity be more worthy than a womans?? if it werent for women, you men wouldnt even have an identity for YOU COME FROM WOMEN. so stop trying to be a God because clearly your lacking. God is about love, and your only making hate grow.

  3. let them live as a woman! then their statements are sure to change!

  4. Cath

    He should go and fuck himself!!! Stupid bacward prick!!!!!!!!!!!! I used to be tolerant and tried to believe that the new generation of men in Arab countries were smarter and more open but I changed my mind after teaching one Tunisian guy English for 4 months. They are all backward pricks!!!!!!

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