Chinese woman Lin Yao Li has incurred the wrath of fellow women after discovering she had slept with a fellow woman’s husband. Subjected to a vicious beating on the street the woman who had been stripped bare was barely able to get passing police officer’s to raise their eyebrows as a culture ‘of the concubine‘ has made such ‘arguments of the heart’ legitimate in the homeland.
The woman’s beating reports the UK’s dailymail is the latest in a number of similar incidents in which it seems there is placid acceptance in Chinese society of such humiliation, as long as the victim is seen as deserving in having caused a man to cheat on his partner.
At the time of the 38 year old woman’s attack, she had been ambushed by four women as she walked home from the shops in the city of Puyang in eastern China’s Henan Province.
Punching and kicking her to the ground while she writhed in agony, her attackers then ripped her clothes off and continued the beating, pulling her hair and kicking her in the breasts and groin.
Passers bys who witnessed the attack would later mention that they did not think it was their duty to help the defenceless woman.
Local man Jun Feng, 30, who helped the woman after spotting her lying on the ground after her attackers left told local TV: ‘This type of thing is becoming quite normal.
‘Angry wives and girlfriends get their revenge on their cheating men by attacking the other woman.
‘People don’t tend to get involved because they see it as being an argument of the heart.’
The woman was later taken to hospital where she was being treated for cuts, severe bruising and shock after begging someone to call an ambulance.
Last month a similar attack happened in Jinan city, in Eastern China’s Shandong Province, when three women were videod wearing stilettos stripped and stamped on a women they accused of being a mistress and making the husband cheat.
At the time a police spokesman declined to comment, saying they had not received any complaint from any of those involved.
Then there were these comments on the web that made me wonder:
Slut Shaming comes from women, not men.
In China, a man worth marrying has money/ status of some kind (otherwise good fucking luck loser). In Chinese culture, the “hivemind” believes that men are stupid and cannot control sexual urges and will cheat (or in lighter terms, “men will be men”), so the blame predominantly falls on the mistress for tempting the man. They are punishing the mistress for trying to steal her man, who is her prize and the central pillar of her world (financially, emotionally, and family-wise).
Morally, it takes two to cheat, so the husband is technically more at fault for accepting the advances of the woman, but because of his status and because the wife can’t punish the man without jeopardizing her wellbeing (and for the reasons above), the wife can only take out her anger on the mistress.