By Daniella Djiogan
I am an abused wife
I am beat up almost every day
I cry day-in day-out
My body can’t take it anymore
But I tolerate it because I know he loves me.
After all he wouldn’t beat me if he didn’t care
I am so in love with him
So, why do you care?
Who are you to criticize me or my tradition?
I think it’s great that he throws punches at me
Even though it hurts, I endure it for the sake of my family.
According to tradition, a man that beats his wife is a hero
……..because that means he can eventually protect his family
Therefore, the harder the slaps, the more secure I feel.
I am happy, I love my culture, I love my husband
So, why do you feel bad for me?