Stories of wives physically intimidating husbands
(Papp, 1992) Marriage vows until recently stated that women must love, honour and obey (italics mine) their husbands while losing their own name in the contract.
He has taken out a restraining order preventing her from going near him or the family home.(Miller, 1995; Burstow, 1992) Historical Acceptance Of Women's Marginalized Position The marginal role of women and cultural practices that uphold this status are plentiful in history.Tennyson espoused "women as lesser men" and virtually all societies saw women as property.Introduction Emotional abuse is one of the most prevalent forms of abuse of women by their intimate partners and its damage is unquestionably severe, undermining a woman's sense of worth, agency, and independence.It also diminishes a woman's ability to care and provide for her children and to participate in the work force.abusive wives, accusing, belittling, bullying, complaining, confrontation, emasculation, excuses, humiliation, intimidation, jealous, marital abuse, narcissistic, peacemakers, playing the victim, possessive, punishing, relationships, smothering, threats, whining Much has been written in recent decades about husbands abusing their wives, as it should.
In more cases than we care to admit, husbands from a variety of backgrounds are physically and emotionally battering their wives with their fists and their words.
Whether it’s through a dirty look or a lecture, the point is unmistakable: He’s not there to think or share an opinion.
He’s there to do not only what she tells him to do, but also how and when she wants it done.
Generally speaking, her style of communication doesn’t invite open and free conversation.
It tends to be intimidating or manipulative and is intended to shut her husband down.
This can be seen today in bride price and dowry practices in some cultures.