Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Effect of abuse is shocking! 42% of Qatari women condone beatings

I mentioned in my last post I'd be getting to the "serious" shit shortly and it doesn't get much more serious than this.

Its often amazing what people will accept even when it isn't in their own self interest. And this goes beyond that. They aren't even concerned about self preservation.
A new study in Qatar shows that 42% of women support the use of violence against them, prompting calls for an education campaign in the Gulf emirate with the popular tribal saying that "A sister is one hair in her brother's beard." The study conducted by the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in Qatar revealed that 41.97% of Qatari women believe they deserve the physical abuse at the hands of their male relatives. [emphasis mine]

An educational campaign? At the least. Duh!

Via The Signs.

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