it's always the women's fault, isn't it?Malaysia
04 June 2011
A group of Malaysian Muslim women is to launch a new platform called The Obedient Wife Club that aims to curb social ills like divorce, domestic violence and prostitution.
Wives who sign up will be given instruction in how to "obey, serve and entertain" their husbands to promote marital harmony and cut the risk their spouses will stray or misbehave.
The club's inaugural meeting on Saturday in Kuala Lumpur will get the proceedings rolling with speeches and a show to illustrate how women can keep their husband's happy and contented.
One of the club's founders Maznah Taufik – who also set up the Polygamy Club two years ago – said much marital discord was the result of disobedient wives failing to bring joy to their husbands.
"Domestic abuse happens because wives don't obey their husband's orders," said Mrs Maznah. "A man must be responsible for his wife's wellbeing, but she must listen to her husband." She also said the group would stress that wives had to provide husbands with a fulfilling sex life to prevent them straying to prostitutes.
"To entertain their husbands is compulsory," she said. "If she doesn't do this the husband will look for another woman ... and the house will break down.
"Wives should welcome them with sexy clothes and alluring smiles when in the privacy of their own homes. Some wives just want to get married for leisure, but they don't know the responsibility." In Malaysia 60 per cent of the population are followers of Islam, with the large ethnic Indian and Chinese communities devotees of Christian, Buddhist and Hindu traditions. But the divorce rate is highest among Malay Muslims, with the number of splits doubling between 2002 and 2009.
Mother-of-five Mrs Maznah, 48, established the Polygamy Club in 2009 to promote polygamy, and now claims to have 1,000 members, both men and women.
As the second wife in a household of 16 children, she said that her husband was a happy man. To foster harmony in the household she always treated her husband's first wife like an elder sister.
But a study last year by a Muslim activist group found that men in polygamous relationships invariably found it difficult to meet all the needs of their wives and children, which resulted in unhappy families which struggled to make ends meet.
nevermind that irresponsible horny muslim men always married more wives than they can physically, emotionally and financially able to handle.