By MUHAMMAD HUMAIDAN | ARAB NEWS
JEDDAH: According to Jeddah police reports, on an average, 145 wives beat their husbands in a month, constituting 20 percent of the annual rates of such incidents.
Wives only go for physical violence when they reach a state of explosion and can no longer control themselves, said Fathiyyah Al-Qurashi, member of the Saudi Human Rights Commission.
She was speaking to Arab News on reports about the growing number of wives beating husbands.
Al-Qurashi rejected violence in all its forms — from men and women alike — but said women had few means to express their anger, including violence.
She called for the establishment of more family counseling centers and social institutions to deal with this trend. “We should give more attention to this problem before it snowballs,” she added.