Egyptian women ‘most likely to hit husbands’

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Egyptian women are the most likely of any nation in the world to be violent towards their husbands according to UN findings.

Crime statistics from the North African nation show not only slapping and hitting but also the frequent use of household implements during violent outbursts, including belts, pins, shoes and pots and pans.

Family court data shows that two thirds of women (66 per cent) known to have been beaten their husbands later go on to divorce them. Meanwhile, more than as 6,000 Egyptian husbands have now sued their sued their wives for assault – often the only remedy open to them in cases of domestic violence.

Photo of Cairo, capital of Egypt, by Francisco Anzola via Flickr under a Creative Commons licence.

Stowe Family Law Web Team

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3 comments

John - February 15, 2017 at 7:08pm

Why the sexism? Why not call this what it is, Domestic violence!

JamesB - February 16, 2017 at 12:52am

If were in this country, not only would the abused person face the abuse, then the divorce, but also the label of behaving unreasonably proven as fact. Speaking from experience and happening to me. The process is ridiculous, the abuser has to further abuse the victim by calling him or her made up names to divorce him or her. Then they get rewarded as conduct is not a factor and clean up by grabbing the children pulling up the drawbridge and calling the other person controlling and saying they are in fear of them. That’s the farce of family law in this country.

First people try sorting things out between them, then they try coercion then they try physical coercion then they divorce. That the courts reward the abuser and hurt the children in this way is bad and needs to change.

Stitchedup - February 16, 2017 at 6:11am

I suspect Egyptian authorities are not subjected to feminist politically correct pressure to ignore DV committed by women as we are in the UK. It all sounds a little too familiar, slapping, hitting and frequent use of household implements, the only thing missing is the proverbial rolling pin. I wonder if Egyptian men are allowed to restrain the women and use reasonable force such as holding the woman’s arms to defend themselves in these situations?? If a man in the UK were to do this and leave marks on the woman’s arms as a result, he would be looking at a custodial sentence and promptly sent to one of our overcrowded, out of control UK prisons to languish with all the other dangerously violent criminals and druggies.

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