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Violence Against Women, Religion and Patriarchy

Last week, a friend on facebook posted a story of a woman who was seeking advice in her marriage. This is the story
“My husband pregnants every house maid that comes our home and I have children from them in the house just because I wanted to keep my marriage. Last year I discovered weird things in the house and I started having bad dreams and our children too, one night I woke up and found him holding a knife almost killing me. We separated bedrooms and for the last 4 months, and packed out of his house with my children”.

When I read this post I immediately responded Read More...

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Urmila Chanam's picture

I am with you

Dear Loyce,

Thanks for sharing this incident and for voicing your disapproval of how relgion and patriarchy are 'disempowering' women who are in distress!!!

I have come across several instances in life where women have kept quiet in abnormal marriages just to keep peace but these men, lose their balance down the line and assault their wifes who have been a witness.

Domestic Violence is a nightmare for the wife and the child. walk away from it, you cannot sit there trying to analyse the cause when you own life is endangered!!

Love
Urmila Chanam
Bangalore
India

It takes just one to change many

loyce's picture

Thank you

My sister, thank you for your comments. I quarrelled with the people on facebook who were insisting and quoting the bible verses that the woman should stay in that abusive marriage. It is so annoying!!!!!!

Follow me on twitter:@livelyloyce
My blog:www.loycek.wordpress.com

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