A bill has been drafted recommending husbands should beat their wives.
Pakistan’s council of Islamic Ideology has proposed in a bizarre statement that husbands should be entitled to beat their wives ‘lightly’ if needed.
In a gutsy backlash, many Pakistani women have responded with an online campaign #TryBeatingMeLightly, a hashtag challenging men to try and overtake these powerful women.
Under the new bill, husbands will be allowed beat their wives if the women misbehave.
Bad behaviour that would determine a beating includes talking to strangers, talking too loudly, giving money to people without the permission of the husband, denying sexual intercourse and refusing to dress properly.
#TryBeatingMeLightly shows the reactions of Pakistani people to the proposed bill, in a bid to empower the women and get the bill rejected.
— flabbergasted (@extrapatientme) May 31, 2016
— Parash Biswal (@ParashBiswal) May 31, 2016
“I am the kind of woman they name hurricanes after. I dare you, #TryBeatingMeLightly.” – Rabya Ahmed.
— sash (@sashemjay) May 31, 2016
#trybeatingmelightly and watch me rise up from from an ordinary young woman to your worst nightmare.
— Wonder Diaries (@Wonder_Diaries) May 31, 2016
Beating of the women is the most absurd thing i’ve heard in years.real men don’t hurt women.where the hell are we going
— Malik Adeel (@AzharAdeel) May 31, 2016