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Thursday, April 19, 2007

Woman too smart to have put up with abuse

From the International Herald Tribune:
A Spanish judge has thrown out a woman's harassment suit against her ex-husband on the grounds she has a good education, arguing that had she really suffered abuse during their 16-year marriage she would have reported it right away or sought counseling.
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He said he found it "surprising" that a woman with her level of education would put up with that alleged treatment for so many years without reporting it or seeing a psychiatrist, and "curious" that she is filing suit now, years after the marriage fell apart.
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Rocio Mielgo, president of the Association of Victims of Sexual Aggression and Mistreatment, said the ruling is unacceptable because it suggests that only "if you are from a lower class or have little education can you be mistreated."

Three letters: WTF?

3 comments:

TomCat said...

If that judge were to move to the US, Bush would appoint him to the Federal bench here in a hot minute.

Kuri said...

So I guess he's also saying that only dumb women get abused?

Wow. :x

Red Jenny said...

The scary thing is this Judge Jose Luis Chamorro is the head of a court specializing in gender violence cases.

Maybe he should brush up on his Feminism 101