As well as beatings for wives who decline
to have sex with their husbands,
use “limited violence” on spouses
who do not bathe after intercourse
or during menstruation.
Guidelines on how to inflict the beatings:
Hit her in areas where her skin
is not too thick and not too thin.
Do not use shoes or a broom on the head,
or hit her on the nose or eyes.
Do not break any bones or cut her skin
or leave any marks.
Do not hit her vindictively,
but only for reminding her about her religious duties.
If a wife disobeys her husband,
the husband should try to talk to her.
If that doesn’t work, he should sleep separately
and only finally use violence as a last resort.
Do not hit her vindictively, but only
for reminding her about her religious duties.
Women should not be subjected to forced marriage,
acid attacks or honor killings.
Still, the list of punishable offences goes on:
Beatings also should be administered
to any woman who does not wear a hijab,
gives money to other people without her husband’s permission,
and talks loudly so the neighbors can hear.
Women would also be banned from using contraception
without their husband’s permission.
But we shouldn’t be worried.
The women of Pakistan
know how to protect themselves.