A council’s decision to offer women a training course to ‘see the error of their ways’ and become better wives has infuriated feminists
Feminists have slammed a council for organising a training course aimed at helping women to become better wives by “seeing the error of their ways and changing their personalities.”
But the 12-week course in the Spanish town of Onda, north of Valencia, has been branded sexist and “will lead to women being blamed for everything that goes wrong”.
Critics also claim the council, run by the centre-right Popular Party, is degrading women.
They are now calling on Mayor Salvador Aguilella to ban the course, which costs 11 euros and is set to begin on February 5.
The “educational lessons” are being promoted in a council-created brochure called “The errors of women in loving relationships”.
The aim is for women to be able to “achieve a good loving relationship”.
Women must be, it adds, “aware we are playing a role, understand the role we play and to be able to change our character if our way of being leads us to fail.”
But council chiefs have insisted the course will go on.
Councillor Maria Dolores Feliu admitted the course’s title was “controversial” but said the fact all 25 places had sold out indicated it was needed.
She also claimed they were looking to hold a similar workshop aimed at men soon.