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Tuesday, March 27, 2007
It's okay to beat your wife if you're Moroccan
A judge in Germany refused to give a woman who was being beaten by her husband a speedy divorce because Muslim women should be accustomed to abuse.
"In January, the judge turned down the wife’s request for a speedy divorce, saying that the husband’s behavior was not an unreasonable hardship because they were both Moroccan. “In this cultural background,” she wrote, “it is not unusual that the husband uses physical punishment against the wife.”
Cultural relativism and ignorance at their absolute worst.
Thoughts shared by Carmen at 5:24 PM
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