Man Chops Off Wife’s Fingers Because She’s More Educated Than Him
Rafiqul Islam told his wife that he wanted to give her a surprise present. He blindfolded her, taped her mouth shut (huh?) and asked her to hold out her hand.
Then he chopped off all five of her fingers.
Why? Because she was working toward a college degree without his permission.
Mr. Islam had only made it to eighth grade and was a migrant worker in the United Arab Emirates. He did not want his wife thinking that she was better than him with some hoity-toity education and future career.
His wife, Hawa Akhter, promptly moved in with her parents and took to writing with her left hand in order to finish her studies.
According to the Daily Mail, this was one of a series of attacks against educated women in the Middle-East. Here’s another:
In June, an unemployed man gouged out the eyes of his wife, an assistant professor at Dhaka University, apparently because he could not stand her pursuing higher studies at a Canadian University.
These incidents occurred a couple of years ago but I just learned of them as the reports became “popular” on Reddit.
While extreme, these cases show what ill may come from “gender ranking” men above women: believing that men must be on top and women below.
In the US gender ranking of this sort arises a bit more benignly. When men lose jobs and wives become breadwinners, middle-aged couples still insist that husbands are “head of home.”
Or, Fox News goes ballistic over reports that wives increasingly make more money than their spouses. Next stop, Hell.
All this leaves me wondering about men who occasionally complain on my blog about hypergamy: the tendency of women to “marry up” — to marry men who outrank them in earnings and status.
These guys ignore men’s own discomfort with marrying higher-status women. It’s all women’s fault because we’re genetically rigged this way. Genetics. Not patriarchy!
Like this comment appropriately attached to a post called, “Men Who Hate Pretty Women.”
Why don’t feminists like to discuss hypergamy and how it has rewarded “alpha” men for bad behaviour. Why is it that despite an age of equality, women are more than ever intent on marrying up. I love how feminists like to deny evolutionary psychology when it has a basis in reality.
This guy doesn’t seem to realize that times are changing. Women are increasingly marrying down. That couldn’t happen if hypergamy were in our genes. But it could happen as patriarchy — and ranking men above women — diminishes.
I’ve often wondered at the attachment these men have to a theory that insults them: I’m not as good as Alphas — dominant males — and that’s why I can’t get women.
But as they see it, Alphas are at the top, followed by Betas like themselves. Women — with our sorry genes that can’t appreciate them — are dead last. So at least Betas are superior to someone — more than half the race.
Superior even in their inferiority. I sort of get it.
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Posted on August 30, 2013, in feminism, men, psychology, sexism, violence against women, women and tagged feminism, gender ranking, Hawa Akhter, hypergamy, men, psychology, Rafiqul Islam, sexism, violence against women, women. Bookmark the permalink. 24 Comments.