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01st Jun 2016

Furious Pakistani women react to proposed wife beating law with #TryBeatingMeLightly

"I dare you"

Rebecca Keane

Pakistan’s Council of Islamic Ideology has proposed that husbands should be entitled to “lightly” beat their wives as they see fit.

But in a gutsy backlash, many Pakistani women have responded with an online campaign #TryBeatingMeLightly, a hashtag challenging men to try and overtake these powerful women.

Under the new bill, husbands will be allowed beat their wives if the women misbehave.

Bad behaviour that would determine a beating includes talking to strangers, talking too loudly, giving money to people without the permission of the husband, denying sexual intercourse, and refusing to dress properly.

#TryBeatingMeLightly shows the reactions of Pakistani people to the proposed bill, in a bid to empower the women and get the bill rejected.

Lead image via Twitter