It looks like I've been too harsh on Islam, because Indonesia's Obedient Wives Club has made me realize how this religion can come up with some really great ideas.
A new club in Indonesia that encourages women to be totally obedient to their husbands and focus on keeping them sexually satisfied has generated an outcry from some activists.
The Indonesian branch of the Obedient Wives Club, launched early this month in Malaysia, claims to have about 300 members in several cities. Group leader Gina Puspita said the club would offer its members a package of teachings including how to treat their husbands in bed.
"A wife has to be 100 percent obedient to her husband in all aspects, especially in sexual treatment," she said.
...The club was founded by the conservative Islamic group Global Ikhwan in Malaysia, where hundreds of women are members. Organizers claim they can cure social ills such as prostitution and divorce by teaching women to be submissive and to keep their men happy in the bedroom.
For once, I can't find anything wrong with fundamentalist religious dogma. The teachings of the Obedient Wives Club make perfect sense to me.
My only problem -- and it's a significant one -- is getting my wife to join.
I have a feeling that if I suggested this, she'd make a counter-demand that I start acting like the guys in the hilarious, and unfortunately all-too-true, "Porn for Women" book.