Women abuse

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Violence against women and girls including rape, honour killings, acid attacks, domestic violence, and forced marriage remains a serious problem. It is estimated that between 70 and 90 percent of women in Pakistan have suffered some form of abuse. The beating of women is a very old story that has been practised for centuries. In most religions, women are expected to obey their husbands. So what happens is that when the women do not obey her husband or if the husband feels that his wife is not obeying him, he resorts to violence.
Such beatings take place when the husband is stressed, when he loses his temper, when he thinks that his wife is arguing too much, in addition to many other causes where there is no disobedience by the wife. In such cases, women are actually being used as an outlet for the frustration. Why does man respect the red lights? Why doesn’t he beat his neighbours? And why does he respect the property of other people? This all is just because there is a serious punishment if he violates the laws related to these things. But at the same time, he can beat up his wife and even injure her and get away with it.
Fabiha Waseem
Karachi