It’s because they’re all heathens. If they were good Christian folk, they’d know the difference between hitting women and children.
Comment by Mark — August 24, 2009 @ 9:11 am
@Mark These people are married to children, there is no difference.
Comment by John — August 24, 2009 @ 9:38 am
such a large variation, wonder what that’s about.
did you spot this one –
I suppose the emphasis on developing countries by UNICEF is understandable but it would be handy to be able to compare with the rest.
Comment by Neil — August 24, 2009 @ 10:08 am
From Mayhew’s London Labour and the London Poor, an actual 1840s Punch and Judy man:
“Otheller murders his wife, ye know, like Punch does. Otheller kills her, ’cause the green-eyed monster has got into his ‘art, and he being so extremely fond on her; but Punch kills his’n by accident, though he did not intend to do it, for the Act of Parliament against husbands beating wives was not known in his time. A most excellent law that there, for it causes husbands and wives to be kind and natural one with the other, all through the society of life.”
Comment by lyndon — August 24, 2009 @ 10:13 am
For a little context…
“What they were asked, in the MICS and the DHS (the two primary sources for the data), was this question:
“Sometimes a husband is annoyed or angered by things that his wife does. In your opinion, is a husband justified in hitting or beating his wife in the following situations:
– If she goes out with out telling him?
– If she neglects the children?
– If she argues with him?
– If she refuses sex with him?
– If she burns the food?”
Comment by georgedarroch — August 24, 2009 @ 6:44 pm
Comment by Neil — August 24, 2009 @ 7:05 pm
And what would a similar survey about hitting children look like?
Would NZ stand out like the DBs or what?
Comment by Don — August 24, 2009 @ 10:01 pm
Eighty eight percent Don, eighty eight percent.
New Zealand, fighting the good fight for the right to hit kids.
Comment by georgedarroch — August 24, 2009 @ 10:08 pm
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