A man should go to jail for calling his wife “ugly”! Such proposal, according to Dailymail, was made by the Women‘s Development Department in Malaysia. The initiators demand that the Government acknowledges “emotional violence” as crime.
Noorul Ainur Mohamad Nur, the head to the department, says that insults bring serious harm to the woman’s dignity and self-respect. If the bill is adopted, any man could find himself in prison for calling his wife ugly or making her feel emotionally oppressed.
Some 800 women turned for help from the Women’s Aid organization over the last year. 90% of them complained about verbal insults, some about physical violence.
The bill is already supported by the human rights groups. However, the Parliament has not announced its verdict yet.
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