Egyptian women number one in beating husbands, shows UN study

Published: August 9, 2016
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PHOTO: Reuters

While the East is not known for ‘abusive’ women, surprising statistics revealed by the UN indicate that Egyptian women are ‘world number one’ in abusing and beating their husbands.

Egypt is followed by the United Kingdom and India in the ranking. The data, obtained from the Egyptian Family Court, shows that 66% of wives who abuse and beat their husbands apply for divorce in the Family Court.

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Husbands who suffer abuse often have no another way to defend themselves from the violence except by suing their wives, with cases reaching 6,000.

The data further reveals that wives don’t only use their hands in beating their husbands, but also tools such as pins, belts, weapons, kitchen tools and shoes. Some even using sleeping pills in order to beat and burn their husbands.

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Earlier this year, Egypt’s top prosecutor has ordered the arrest of a Facebook page administrator whose assertion on a popular television talk show that a third of married women in the conservative country are unfaithful caused a social media uproar.

The public prosecutor issued an arrest warrant on Tuesday for Taymour el-Sobky, accusing him of slandering Egyptian women and damaging their honor, according to a statement from his office.

This article originally appeared on Saudi Gazette

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Reader Comments (11)

  • Zaida Parvez
    Aug 9, 2016 - 4:29PM

    More power to the Muslim woman !!Recommend

  • Shahdab
    Aug 9, 2016 - 8:25PM

    One list where we won’t have our name on it.Recommend

  • Gugni
    Aug 9, 2016 - 8:41PM

    Love it. Let Pakistani women follow the practice to knock some sense into egotistical heads.Recommend

  • Usman
    Aug 10, 2016 - 3:59AM

    I wonder if these above ‘loving’ would do the same when men beat women. Sick. Domestic violence is no joke.Recommend

  • Whatever
    Aug 10, 2016 - 7:18AM

    I thought that only white women beat men.Recommend

  • Aug 10, 2016 - 9:13AM

    Lol.The husband is becoming bashing bag. The narrative is the way around! Isn’t? They should get some life instead of dishonor the poor men who earn bread and butter.Recommend

  • lkhan
    Aug 10, 2016 - 10:53AM

    Good for the Egyptian ladies. It is sad to see how women in all parts of the world, are beaten, maimed, killed by their partners/husbands and even parents and brothers. That in Egypt, women stand up to men is good to know… but not to be taken lightly as the inequality towards women whether in conflict areas or in peace, must change.Recommend

  • Zubair Askari
    Aug 10, 2016 - 11:54AM

    Women all around the world either belongs to any religion should keep tolerance and patience in order to make long-term matrimonial relation. Keep calm and don’t beat your husband.Recommend

  • Zubair Askari
    Aug 10, 2016 - 11:54AM

    Women all around the world either belongs to any religion should keep tolerance and patience in order to make long-term matrimonial relation. Keep calm and don’t beat your husband.Recommend

  • Rabia
    Aug 11, 2016 - 12:05PM

    Where’s the link to the UN Study?Recommend

  • Liza Taysuyeva
    Aug 15, 2016 - 4:29PM

    This site is silent about number of women raped and beaten to death by the Eastern men.
    On the East, women valued as a chair or a table. Such articles are a hypocrisy.
    Asia, Middle Eastern – areas where you won’t want to be a woman.Recommend

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