This emerged from random thoughts on a story about a victim of domestic violence: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-16201961 Human rights groups in Bangladesh have demanded a severe punishment for the husband of a young wife who allegedly cut off most of her right hand. I believe we never had a dedicated thread on global domestic violence. So, I am creating this thread. I think the questions evo asked are very interesting. It can lead to a worthwhile discussion. P.S. Please keep your posts short if you only want to provide opinions without any evidences or substance.