World Sexism update: Police Arrest Wife For Not Ironing

Dulce Requena Garcia, 21 was fined £16 (Picture: CEN)

No-one likes ironing but assuming your better half will pick up the arduous task is a tad prehistoric to say the least.

To have police officers arrest your wife for not doing your shirts is not only horribly sexist but also should be a divorce-able offence.

Dulce Requena Garcia, 21, was taken to the nearby police station in Tampico, Mexico where she was fined the equivalent of £16, and as she did not have the ready cash she was locked up for 12 hours instead.

The guilty husband and truck driver, Edgar Ivan Perez Alvarado, complained that when he got home after work he wanted a change of clothes to go out with friends, his wife refused to iron them.

This beleaguered lady then accused him of heading out to see his mistress - what cheek.

Frustrated over her refusal, he called police telling them that she spent too much time in front of the television and not enough time doing the housework.

A Judge fined her 400 Mexican Pesos (£16) and her inability to pay meant a half day in the cells

So - If you believe in equality between the sexes, don’t expect to find in the judges of this particular Central American state.