From the Washington Post:
The head of a powerful Islamic council is refusing to back down from a proposal that make it legal for husbands to “lightly beat” their wives in Pakistan, despite ridicule and revulsion including calls that maybe the clerics should stand for their own gentle smack down.
Speaking to reporters, the chairman of the Council of Islamic Ideology, Muhammad Kahn Sherani, said a “light beating” should be a last resort.
When beating your wife in Lahore
try not to make her too sore.
For if she’s not cowed
or wearing a shroud,
she may try to even the score.