After a bit of a smackdown by an embarrassed government the ‘obedient wifes club’ is back. The last book Â called Â “A Wife Should Be Better Than a First-Class Prostitute” was banned, unfortunately, but Â so are many other books in increasingly Islamized Malaysia.
Titled “The Holy Spirit and Holy Islamic Sex Booklet” the aim for the OWC is promote wives’ indulging in better sex in order to keep their husbands from “straying” in their marriage.
The previous booklet launched by the women’s group, “Holy Islamic Sex” was banned by the government.
The Obedient Wives Club advocate subservience to their husbands and have published a book calling for women to have sex with their husbands whenever they demand.
The previos book, was in Malay, but not available at local stores in the country due to the ban.
Many say it is read by hundreds of members of the club, a small Malaysian sect that also practices and advocates polygamy.
“I am very disturbed by this kind of book, but I don’t think the government should be banning it because that only makes it more popular,” said Tina Rinbala, a Kuala Lumpur-based researcher of women’s issues. She told Bikyamasr.com that the publication is “horrific and tells women they are lesser beings, which we should fight through education, not banning.”
Educate this!Â *
Although the first volume contained no explicit images, it did have descriptions of the 56-year-old author’s opinions and experiences of marriage.
It tells readers how couples should approach sex, claiming that women in marriages only “satisfy” their husbands’ needs 10 percent of the time.
Members of the controversial club argued the book was intended to be a spiritual guide read exclusively by club members to help them comprehend sex better.
Still, Rinbala disagrees and argued it perpetuates stereotypes that are not “part of Islam” and that “people should be advocating equality and certainly this will deliver better sex for couples.”
Not a chance.Â
Narrated Abu Said Al-Khudri:
* Once Allah’s Apostle went out to the Musalla (to offer the prayer) o ‘Id-al-Adha or Al-Fitr prayer. Then he passed by the women and said, “O women! Give alms, as I have seen that the majority of the dwellers of Hell-fire were you (women).” They asked, “Why is it so, O Allah’s ApostleÂ ?” He replied, “You curse frequently and are ungrateful to your husbands.Â I have not seen anyone more deficient in intelligence and religion than you.Â A cautious sensible man could be led astray by some of you.” The women asked, “O Allah’s Apostle! What is deficient in our intelligence and religion?” He said,Â “Is not the evidence of two women equal to the witness of one man?”Â They replied in the affirmative.Â He said, “This is the deficiency in her intelligence.Â Isn’t it true that a woman can neither pray nor fast during her menses?” The women replied in the affirmative. He said, “This is the deficiency in her religion.”Â