Violence Against Women, Religion and Patriarchy

Loyce
Posted May 22, 2012 from Uganda

Last week, a friend on facebook posted a story of a woman who was seeking advice in her marriage. This is the story “My husband pregnants every house maid that comes our home and I have children from them in the house just because I wanted to keep my marriage. Last year I discovered weird things in the house and I started having bad dreams and our children too, one night I woke up and found him holding a knife almost killing me. We separated bedrooms and for the last 4 months, and packed out of his house with my children”.

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Urmila Chanam
May 26, 2012
May 26, 2012

Dear Loyce,

Thanks for sharing this incident and for voicing your disapproval of how relgion and patriarchy are 'disempowering' women who are in distress!!!

I have come across several instances in life where women have kept quiet in abnormal marriages just to keep peace but these men, lose their balance down the line and assault their wifes who have been a witness.

Domestic Violence is a nightmare for the wife and the child. walk away from it, you cannot sit there trying to analyse the cause when you own life is endangered!!

Love Urmila Chanam Bangalore India

Loyce
May 28, 2012
May 28, 2012

My sister, thank you for your comments. I quarrelled with the people on facebook who were insisting and quoting the bible verses that the woman should stay in that abusive marriage. It is so annoying!!!!!!