Saudi author and cleric, “Dr.” Muhammad Al-‘Arifi advises men on how to beat their wives.
“Admonish them — once, twice, three times, four times, ten times,” he advised. “If this doesn’t help, refuse to share their beds.”
And if that doesn’t work? He asks.
“Beat them,” one of the 3 responded.
“That’s right,” Al-‘Arifi said.
Corporal punishment was the norm in Canada in my lifetime. (I never did get “The Strap” in school, but many of my pals did.)
Today teachers would be jailed for it.
But in many cultures, especially Islam, it’s still considered correct tough love.
The treatment of women in Muslim countries is horrible, overall.
When I was in Buddhist Sri Lanka a few years ago, teachers and parents were astonished that you could not hit kids. “How do you teach them anything?”, one gymnastics coach asked me.