The Municipality of Kutahya distributes a book that encourages beating women

The controversial book “Marriage and Family Life”, written by Hasan Caliskan, was recenty distributed by the Municipality of Kutahya, and attracted severe backlash from the main opposition party CHP, as well as women’s rights groups.

The book harbors such ideas as : “Polygamy is beneficial”, “One of the rights of the husband is to beat his wife”, “Without her husband’s permission, a woman can’t talk to other men, go out, or work” and “When the man of the house is angry, the woman should shut and apologize”.

Fatma Kaplan Hürriyet, encouraged by her party’s provincial head for Kutahya Zeliha Aksaz Sahbaz’ protest against the book, brought it to attention in a general assembly session of the parliement. A proposal was made to follow up on the book and intervene.

The situation is still unfolding.

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