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Post by Thorin on Mon May 01, 2017 7:43 am

Newly married Indian women were given wooden bats by a state minister, who said they should use it in order to guard themselves against potentially abusive husbands. The minister, Gopal Bhargava, distributed the bats to almost 700 brides at a mass wedding in Madhya Pradesh. The bats read, “For beating drunkards” and “Police won’t intervene.” Thousands more bats were ordered for future newlyweds. “Women say whenever their husbands get drunk they become violent. Their savings are taken away and splurged on liquor. There is no intent to provoke women or instigate them to violence but the bat is to prevent violence,” Bhargava said.


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Post by Jules on Mon May 01, 2017 6:22 pm

Hahahaha such a romantic wedding present.
Does it come gift-wrapped with a pretty bow 'n everything?  bounce

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Post by eddie on Mon May 01, 2017 9:44 pm

What if it's the woman who is abusive? They've just given the bitch a fucking weapon and told her she can use it.

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Post by Syl on Mon May 01, 2017 10:30 pm

Maybe it's time the police in this region took wife battering seriously then.

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Post by eddie on Mon May 01, 2017 10:36 pm

Well that's true but it doesn't answer my point though.

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Post by Syl on Mon May 01, 2017 11:02 pm

In the articles about this (can't c&P on tablet)...it says..

There has been increasing concern about widespread misogyny across India.
Crimes against women increased 34% between 2012 and 2015 according to the National Crimes Records Bereau.

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Post by eddie on Mon May 01, 2017 11:13 pm

Don't know cos that's still not the point I'm making.

Some women are just as abusive as men. That's a fact. It's a really stupid idea and a really dangerous one. It's so stupid it might as well be a joke.

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Post by Syl on Mon May 01, 2017 11:21 pm

eddie wrote:Don't know cos that's still not the point I'm making.

Some women are just as abusive as men. That's a fact. It's a really stupid idea and a really dangerous one. It's so stupid it might as well be a joke.

I know the point you are making, but if in India the statistics show that women are far more likely to be abused by their drunken husbands than vice versa, and the abuse is increasing at an alarming rate, and very few men in India suffer from domestic abuse.......that will be why someone in authority thought the dishing out of weapons waas a  good idea.

I think it's a stupid idea....no doubt if the woman robustly defends herself she will be the  one facing charges.

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Post by HoratioTarr on Tue May 02, 2017 11:20 am

So, woman gets out bat, man takes bat off woman, woman gets beating with bat.
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Post by eddie on Tue May 02, 2017 11:53 am

It's just beyond stupid.

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