Did anyone else hear the trailer on the radio this morning for the programme telling the story of Misbah (aka Molly) Rana (aka Campbell)?
It included a clip of her explaining how her mother’s claim that her father used to beat her was “unbelievable”. Then you heard her father chipping in to agree. “Why would I beat her? She was a good wife, she was bringing up my children, she was bringing them up the way I wanted …”
That might not be an exact word for word quote, but it was still an amazing thing to come out with on public radio.
Never mind the fact that, even if she hadn’t been bringing up his (well, their) children the way he wanted, he still wouldn’t have been justified in beating her, surely you’d have still thought that a much more convincing and reassuring response would have been along the lines of: ‘Why would I beat her? She was my wife!’
Maybe it’s just me.