What’s Current: Malaysian MP says wives who refuse sex with husbands are abusive

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During a debate on domestic violence policy in Malaysian parliament, Che Mohamad Zulkifly Jusoh, a male MP,  said that wives who refuse sex are abusive:

“Even though men are said to be physically stronger than women, there are cases where wives hurt or abuse their husbands in an extreme manner… They insult their husbands and refuse his sexual needs. All these are types of psychological and emotional abuse.”

A village council in Pakistan ordered the rape of a 16 year old girl to punish her brother, who raped a 12 year old. Twenty people have since been arrested for their roles in facilitating the “revenge rape.”

After King County adopted a version of the Nordic model, police were able to target users of The Review Board, an online prostitution network. One of the johns arrested was a software-development director for Amazon, who helped construct and maintain prostitution-related websites.

Two “massage parlour” brothels have been shut down in Melbourne.

In the hope that others will be inspired by their actions, two female activists admit to sabotaging Dakota Access Pipeline.

Canada’s National Inquiry is now reviewing the conduct of police officers for potential bias in their handling of cases of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.

Susan Cox
Susan Cox

Susan Cox is a feminist writer and academic living in the United States. She teaches in Philosophy.

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