Indonesia’s Aceh Province is notorious for its implementation of Sharia floggings for gambling, public displays of affection, premarital sex, drinking alcohol, etc. Historically, public lashings have been carried out by men in Indonesia. However, Aceh’s Sharia Implementation Unit recently announced that it had recruited six women to publicly flog other women. Are the Sharia Police in Aceh focusing on women’s rights when they invite Muslim women to carry out whippings? David Wood discusses the issue.