The 19-year-old woman from Mauritania’s Soninké ethnic group, married to a man who also beats her, said she taught herself to believe what her mother told her.
“I felt like an animal that had to be disciplined,” she said. “As time passed, I came to believe that my husband beats me only when he is at the peak of his love for me.”
Show respect for other cultures, infidel.
And while domestic violence is frowned upon among the Moors, of Arab and Berber descent, it’s seen as an act of love and an accepted practice for Soninkés, said social researcher Sidi Boyada, an advisor at the ministry of social affairs.
Did you catch that? The reaction to wife beating goes from "frowned upon" to "love". Technically speaking, it isn't illegal or immoral.
Feminist outrage in 3 ... 2 ....