Editor's note: this is an update to our previous story on the issue. This story contains some eye-opening video from the club's vice president.
In the U.S. we had "The First Wives' Club," but in Malaysia, there's the "Obedient Wives' Club." As we told you before, this new group is teaching women to be more yielding and "respectful" to their husbands' needs. Bizarrely, club leaders are claiming that domestic violence and prostitution could be cured if women simply spent more time keeping their husbands happy in the bedroom.
Shahrizat Abdul Jalil, the nation's minister for women's affairs, says the club may be giving the Islamic nation a bad name. BBC has more:
The "Obedient Wives Club" was started by a fringe Muslim group earlier this month...
[Its leaders] say women should be "better than a first-class prostitute".
That way, the men are less likely to stray or resort to violence, they say.
Human rights groups and religious officials have dismissed the club as an insult to both men and women.
Perhaps the people who created the club are looking to be edgy. Two years ago, the same individuals launched a polygamy endeavor as well. Leaders claim that they hope to see this new initiative expand across Southeast Asia.
Below, watch the club's vice-president, Dr. Rohaya Mohamad, discuss the crew's plans. She says, "To be a good wife -- you must also be good in bed" (and plenty more):