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Wifebeating

#7
Is it time to bring this back

The 'rule of thumb' has been said to derive from the belief that English law allowed a man to beat his wife with a stick so long as it is was no thicker than his thumb. In 1782, Judge Sir Francis Buller is reported as having made this legal ruling and in the following year James Gillray published a satirical cartoon attacking Buller and caricaturing him as 'Judge Thumb'. The cartoon shows a man beating a fleeing woman and Buller carrying two bundles of sticks. The caption reads "thumbsticks - for family correction: warranted lawful!
 
#8
BarkingSpider said:
meridian said:
Now you know where to live

Is that the new Union Jack (/Flag/whatever)?
The Middle East is another wife beating hotspot....they even show it on local TV...in the UK there would be outrage....Lebanise soaps...it really popular.....thats why most birds are covered up ...to hide the bruises :x
 
#9
I get many of these tragic cases here myself. Bruised, battered, broken, bleeding young ladies abused by their other halves. I take backhanders (not the same sort as them) from the bloke - patch em up and send em home for the next round. Also, if you ever need your kids 'medically examined', PM me and we'll sort something out.
 
#10
JonnoJonno said:
Is there a graph showing what percentage of these women actually deserved it? My guess would be most of them.
You could start a new business Jonno and offer your expert services to the husbands that just aren't quite man enough to inflict a good beating.
 
#15
re-stilly said:
Is it time to bring this back

The 'rule of thumb' has been said to derive from the belief that English law allowed a man to beat his wife with a stick so long as it is was no thicker than his thumb. In 1782, Judge Sir Francis Buller is reported as having made this legal ruling and in the following year James Gillray published a satirical cartoon attacking Buller and caricaturing him as 'Judge Thumb'. The cartoon shows a man beating a fleeing woman and Buller carrying two bundles of sticks. The caption reads "thumbsticks - for family correction: warranted lawful!
This dispicable activity continues, long after 'thumbsticks' ceased to feature; witness:

Judge: Murphy, this is the third time you've been up before me for the same charge. Why do you keep beating your wife?

Murphy: Well, I think it's superior footwork, your honour!
 
#16
In some cultures it is believed that if you dont beat your Mrs, then you dont love her all that much, appearently the bints believe a good smacking means they are valued highly. :wink: :wink: :wink:
 
#17
kes1 said:
JonnoJonno said:
Is there a graph showing what percentage of these women actually deserved it? My guess would be most of them.
You could start a new business Jonno and offer your expert services to the husbands that just aren't quite man enough to inflict a good beating.
Good plan. The scale of the problem is massive though, and the world will be a much better place if men were allowed to just punch any woman wearing a wedding ring. They've almost always done something wrong that day to deserve a donkey punch or a split lip.
 
#19
JonnoJonno said:
kes1 said:
JonnoJonno said:
Is there a graph showing what percentage of these women actually deserved it? My guess would be most of them.
You could start a new business Jonno and offer your expert services to the husbands that just aren't quite man enough to inflict a good beating.
Good plan. The scale of the problem is massive though, and the world will be a much better place if men were allowed to just punch any woman wearing a wedding ring. They've almost always done something wrong that day to deserve a donkey punch or a split lip.
Oh so now you're being marriedist?! That's really not fair on those unmarried yet equally as deserving women.
 

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