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Slap the Recession

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In a path-breaking judgment in the conservative Wahhabi kingdom of Saudi Arabia, a judge has pronounced that it is legal to slap your wife if she has come back with a big bill from a shopping spree. Arab Times, an English newspaper in the country quoted the judge as saying “…if a person gives 1,200 Saudi Riyals ($320) to his wife and she spends 900 riyals ($240) to purchase an abaya (the black cover that women in Saudi Arabia must wear) from a brand shop and if her husband slaps her on the face as a reaction to her action, she deserves that punishment.” Quite a blow to women's rights, this.