Yet another video has surfaced on Youku showing a woman giving her husband’s mistress a harsh beating in broad daylight. Shocked passersby watch as she drags the woman by her hair, kicks her in the face and curses her entire family.
For whatever reason, in China it seem to have become commonplace for a wife to attack her husband’s mistress (often resulting in the loss of clothes) rather than directly confronting her cheating husband. This may have something to do with the fact that in Chinese marital law property owned by an individual cannot be divided between the two parties in the event of a divorce. So, for the party without property rights, a divorce could end in moving back in with mom and dad. The vast majority of the time, the husband is the sole home owner.
Of course, some scorned Chinese wives stand up for themselves, like one woman who cut off her husband’s penis with a pair of scissors after she caught him cheating one too many times.
It gets pretty messy, but the two women’s argument goes something like this:
Wife: “Why do you keep looking for my husband?”
Mistress: “I have no relationship with him.”
Wife: “Tell me! Tell me!”
Mistress: “Why don’t you get him out and ask him for yourself?”
Wife: “I’m not asking him. What text messages have you been sending him? Did you not know that we have kids? How old are you? Can’t you look for your own husband?”
[Passerby with a kid can be heard exclaiming “damn”]
Wife: “If you dare look for my husband, I’ll make sure your entire family dies… If you ever dare to be a mistress again, I’ll make sure you die… You’re so young and if you can’t find anything else better to do, go be a prostitute!”
Some Chinese netizens commenting on the Youku video blame the wife, but mostly they fault the husband.
@aosnpfua says, “Judging by her temper, she obviously wasn’t able to manage her husband.”
@lnxt2quq says, “I want these videos sent to foreign websites to let everyone see our good Chinese people.”
@dp7z says, “The most important issue is her smelly husband…”
@泪水渲染眼眶的懵懂48312826 says, “Of course the mistress is despicable, but the culprit is the man. The two women are heart broken.”
In China, for between 500 and 16,000 USD, wives can hire gangsters to intimidate their husband’s mistresses through blackmail or even by disfiguring their faces. It has also been known to go the other way.
Watch the video here:
by Daniel Cunningham