Women's liberation seems to be taking a dive in Malaysia:
A group of Malaysian Muslim women say they will fight divorce, domestic violence and other problems -- by appealing to wives to be more obedient, according to one of the organisers.
Who knew that a man beating his wife was justified because she wasn't "obedient" enough and that it's the victim who must change to please the abuser?
"Obedient wife means they are trying to entertain their husbands, not only taking care of their food and clothes," Maznah said. "They have to obey their husbands. That's the way Islam also asks."
And Maznah Taufik, a founder of the Obendient Wife Club", is correct in one aspect. That is what Islam prescribes, and physical punishment of women by their husbands is sanctioned by the Qu'ran. The only real rules are that the man must not make her bleed and she shouldn't end up with any broken bones.
It's strange how different men are in different cultures. In the West, I think most men are over the "wife my be obedient" phase and are comfortable with everyday women taking leadership positions, working outside the house, and expressing themselves as individuals instead of chattel.
Let's hope that this "Obedient Wife Club" falls by the wayside and that Malaysian Muslim men join the modern era.