The #TryBeatingMeLightly Hashtag On Twitter Is Everything

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Pakistani women are fighting a horrific new bill with a trending hashtag.



After a law was proposed in Pakistan by the Council of Islamic Ideology that allows for a man to “lightly beat” his wife or girlfriend, Twitter lit up with responses from women who suggested that men go right ahead and try. The 75-page proposal says, basically:

A husband should be allowed to lightly beat his wife if she defies his commands and refuses to dress up as per his desires; turns down demand of intercourse without any religious excuse or does not take bath after intercourse or menstrual periods.

And:

¬†… a beating is also permissible if a woman does not observe Hijab; interacts with strangers; speaks loud enough that she can easily be heard by strangers; and provides monetary support to people without taking consent of her spouse.



Here are some of the Tweets still coming in as a response:

https://twitter.com/GarbarfiedBae/status/737224566645358592

And here is another:

https://twitter.com/MastCalender/status/737206870918737920

And this one, from Twitter user Rabya Ahmed, is simply wonderful:

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