This happened earlier today in the neighborhood of Nossa Senhora da Vitória (Our Lady of Victory) in Ilhéus, state of Bahia, Brazil. A man comes home from work and as soon as he steps in, his wife attacks him with a straight razor, hell bent on killing him. Being a man, he’s able to disarm her, but not before she delivered a slash to his breast. A little bit of blood, but nothing major.
48 year old José Maciano dos Santos Filho told authorities he was surprised by his wife lashing at him and slashing like mad, but being a man and her a woman, he prevented her from killing him, even though that’s what she admitted to have intended. He also said he loved his wife who is the mother of his daughter and wanted to live with her in peace, therefore he did not retaliate in any way.
Elenilda França de Jesus (the wife) also said she was in love with her husband and wanted to return to living with him in peace. She said she wanted to kill him out of jealousy, but it was not clarified what sparked the jealous fit. People get murdered by jealous partners for as little as stopping on the porch to have a chat with their neighbor. Whether something of sorts sparked her jealousy, or a suspicion that her husband was cheating on her was not clarified.
Another thing that was not clarified was whether the woman was charged with anything. Police did respond to the disturbance, but since the victim did not hold any grudges against the attacker and expressed his love for her and the will to iron things out, perhaps they were let be? Not sure how it works in Brazil. They do need to let go of that uptight jealousy down there, though.
Needless to say – if it was the man who slashed his wife, he would have been lynched. Equality doesn’t work both ways. In pussy whipped countries, the man subjected to domestic abuse by his wife will just have to get over it cause even if the woman is the attacker, it’s still the woman who’s a victim and man is by default the bad guy.