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An Italian woman is facing jail time after her husband accused her of not doing enough cooking or cleaning at home.

Saying his wife was slovenly, did not cook and left their home in a daily mess, the woman’s husband has made a formal complain to the paramilitary Carabinieri police about his wife’s lack of domestic accomplishments.

The police have referred the case to judicial authorities, rather than treating the case as a simple domestic dispute.

The case has now been sent to trial, with the 42-year-old wife facing up to six years in prison if found guilty of the charge of “mistreatment within the family”.

The woman’s husband, 47, has officially accused her of “bad management of domestic affairs.”

The trail has been set down to be heard in the town of Latina on October 12 and will be presided over by a female judge, Mara Mattioli.

“It’s a case that seems to have come from the Fifties and not from a country where equality between the sexes should be a given,” commented one Italian newspaper, Il Tempo.

  • yeah just so ridiculous! all i can do is shake my head!

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  • We will need an update on this story when it goes to trial.

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  • This just seems crazy. Who decides whose role it is to cook and clean… My lovely husband does the cooking and lots of cleaning! I guess there’s always more to every story but jail time still seems extreme

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  • what a waste of the judges time, seriously

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  • I hope this judge sentences him to 10 years house duties and if not done good enough, be charged with being being a c()ck sucker

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  • What a joke. As if that would stand up in trial. I\’d like to see a man accomplish motherhood then be asked to clean. How upsetting.

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  • My goodness how ridiculous is this… Surely there is better ways to manage the daily running of a household… for example share the load.

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  • Incredible! Can you imagine the legal precedent this could set? There has to be more to this story, surely.

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  • I read this the other day and was horrified

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  • Wouldn’t think that would be an Italian woman going through that hell

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  • This is absolutely disgraceful in 2016. Is this a joke? If not, I am horrified, women have fought for equality and this occurs! Shameful!

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  • I would love to know what the husband does on their property.
    A lot that are so critical do either nothing or very little about the place.
    I wonder it he even puts the rubbish bin out.
    I doubt he is even considerate enough to put his washing in the laundry, it’s probably left on the floor where he took it off. I wonder if he wipes his dirty hands on the towel instead of washing them properly first.

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  • What? Are we being punked? Has he heard of hired help? How is charging is wife going to (a) keep the house clean, and (b) keep his wife in the marriage? This is madness.


    • It is vile on every level and will be interesting to watch.

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  • This is an absolute disgrace, It angers me that it has even made it to the courts. I hope they see it for what it is and throw the case out.

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  • And she’s risking facing jail!! I cannot believe such a thing is happening!

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