Markets in everything China contract of the day

by on December 6, 2009 at 3:07 pm in Uncategorized | Permalink

She is now only allowed to beat him once a week:

The 32-year-old man, who was named by the Chongqing Evening News as Mr Zhang, took the unusual step after suffering intense abuse from his wife, who studies kung fu.

"I don't want to beat him, but arguments are inevitable and I can't help myself," his wife told the newspaper. She added that in the week before they signed the deal, she had beaten him up three times.

If she breaks the contract she has to return home to her parents for three days.

I thank Nathanael Minarik for the pointer.

Jim Glass December 6, 2009 at 3:52 pm

Tiger Woods, call your lawyer!

anon December 6, 2009 at 7:31 pm

Give the guy a break. Unless you have been married to a Chinese woman, you have no idea. None.

They are like Yorkshire Terriers, who believe they are very big dogs.

Hell hath no fury like a Chinese woman scorned.

Justin Kraus December 6, 2009 at 9:03 pm

Switch the genders. Is this article still funny and interesting? Let’s try it.

“Ha ha, the “strong and independent” Chinese man, a “yorkshire terrier”-looking man who acts like a pit bull when angry, has made a deal with his wife. Now he only beats her once a week instead of three times. Isn’t it indeed amazing how there are markets in everything?”

Actually what I find really interesting is how gender roles are still so deeply ingrained in Western culture that physical abuse from a woman is “interesting” and something to be joked about while physical abuse from a man is demonized to the point of being a sin from which there is no hope of full redemption.

anonymous December 6, 2009 at 11:43 pm

How did they arrive at once a week? I guess it was just a rule of thumb…

ou yang hai December 7, 2009 at 1:13 am

For those who read Chinese, I found the original article:

http://www.cqwb.com.cn/webnews/htm/2009/11/30/352050.shtml

SCAT MAN December 7, 2009 at 11:08 am

This is why Asian men should marry White women. Why are Asian girls’ faces and bodies so 3-dimensional?

Al Brown December 8, 2009 at 5:11 am

says a lot about the weakness of the Chinese legal system too. if this guy could just call the police and get a restraining order enforced, there’d be no need for contract to not be beaten up

that weakness is in fact one of the biggest problems China has. a lot of the protests from the provinces wouldn’t even come to Beijing if people could simply get laws enforced and civil damages addressed at home.

If they wake up and fix this, establish real mechanisms for correcting abuses of all kinds, China will be a stronger more stable system.

lvbags March 11, 2010 at 1:16 am

Don’t waste your time on a man/woman, who isn’t willing to waste their time on you.

chanel handbag June 6, 2010 at 11:04 pm

if this guy could just call the police and get a restraining order enforced, there’d be no need for contract to not be beaten up

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