Whenever we make a substantial change in our laws people talk about a slippery slope. When abortion was first legalised they said it was a slippery slope and that not only would we end up with abortion on demand but that we would end up having late term abortions. They were right. Now a Social Liberal has pointed out that by winning for Gays the right to be married we have dismantled all the arguments that previously could be used against Polygamy. Fredrik deBoer says that we are now on a slippery slope and society is heading straight for Polygamous marriage.
Today’s face of the day Asha* cannot show her face. She has no status in Indian society without a husband and like another case from 2008 she has been told to marry her rapist
under the misogynistic, Islamic law of Sharia. * UPDATE: I assumed this, I cannot confirm that this case was tried under Islamic law like the other case mentioned in the article.
Three words, no rape victim ever wants to hear, have thrown a young woman in a remote part of India into turmoil.
Having tried to put the rape of 2008 behind her and to get on with raising the little girl born nine months later, 21-year-old Asha* has been troubled by memories and disturbed by the judge’s shocking suggestion: marry your rapist.
“When the judge took his pen and wrote this, did he think even once of my plight?”, she asked an Indian Express journalist in a video interview in the garden of her one-room home.
The judge in question, Justice P Devadas of the Madras High Court, has been hearing the bail appeal of V Mohan, the man convicted of raping Asha. On June 23 he agreed to the bail request on condition that Mohan try “mediation” with Asha. Mediation in a rape case is aimed at marriage.
The slippery slope arguments have started in the US, where there are claims that there will be attempts to legalise polygamy because now same-sex marriage is legal, that is the next step.
Welcome to the exciting new world of the slippery slope. With the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling this Friday legalizing same sex marriage in all 50 states, social liberalism has achieved one of its central goals. A right seemingly unthinkable two decades ago has now been broadly applied to a whole new class of citizens. Following on the rejection of interracial marriage bans in the 20th Century, the Supreme Court decision clearly shows that marriage should be a broadly applicable right—one that forces the government to recognize, as Friday’s decision said, a private couple’s “love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice and family.”
The question presents itself: Where does the next advance come? The answer is going to make nearly everyone uncomfortable: Now that we’ve defined that love and devotion and family isn’t driven by gender alone, why should it be limited to just two individuals? The most natural advance next for marriage lies in legalized polygamy—yet many of the same people who pressed for marriage equality for gay couples oppose it.
This is not an abstract issue. In Chief Justice John Roberts’ dissenting opinion, he remarks, “It is striking how much of the majority’s reasoning would apply with equal force to the claim of a fundamental right to plural marriage.” As is often the case with critics of polygamy, he neglects to mention why this is a fate to be feared. Polygamy today stands as a taboo just as strong as same-sex marriage was several decades ago—it’s effectively only discussed as outdated jokes about Utah and Mormons, who banned the practice over 120 years ago.
Yet the moral reasoning behind society’s rejection of polygamy remains just as uncomfortable and legally weak as same-sex marriage opposition was until recently.
Some of you will recall a post I did about a website called Happy Muslim families. Since I visited it and downloaded some Pdfs containing tips to help husbands and wives have a happy marriage I have been receiving regular newsletters in my in box.
My latest newsletter is too good not to share. It provides we infidels with an insight into this chaps sense of humor and the reality of how easy it is for a Muslim man to divorce his wife or control and cower her by threatening divorce.I wonder if the female New Zealand converts to Islam featured in the Herald on Sunday are aware of their new diminished rights and status under Islam?
This is one of the funniest and rare stories about the people
who threaten with divorce.
In one of their conversations, a man told Khaleefah Ar-Rasheed: “I was informed that an Arab had divorced five women in one day.”
Cock tax is evil and men are stupid.
But none are more stupid than Elon Musk who has divorced his wife for the second time.
When the South African billionaire Elon Musk split up with his wife Talulah Riley for the first time, he told the whole world.
“It was an amazing four years. I will love you forever,” the entrepreneur tweeted to the British actress in January 2012. “You will make someone very happy one day.”
Eighteen months later, that happy person appeared to be him as the couple tied the knot again in July 2013.
Yet the rekindled romance did not last. On Wednesday – the day many people make vows for the coming year – the couple officially split up for the second time. Mr Musk filed for divorce in a Los Angeles court on New Year’s Eve.
The couple said they were splitting amicably and that Mr Musk agreed to give Riley $16 million in cash and other assets as part of a financial settlement, according to a joint statement. The divorce papers said property would be split based on a prenuptial agreement.
The couple first wed in 2010. They had no children together, but Mr Musk has five sons from a previous marriage. Read more »
Satire is at its best when it is based on fact.Everything in this mocking video is true but it leaves out the people he killed to get the wives he wanted.In comparison Jesus didn’t kill anyone and he certainly didn’t make pedophilia a part of the Christian religion (even though sadly there are many cases of pedophilia in almost all Christian religions.) Islam however allows child brides even in today’s modern world and my recent article on Great Britain showed how child brides there do not get protected from Pedophilia like Non Muslim British children. Their forced marriages are actually recognised by the British government who allow their adult husbands to rape them at will.
Many people can’t fathom the crazies of Islam, and you’ve all heard the epithet “mad Mullahs”…but it seems that there may be sound reasoning as to why they seem unable to act like reasonable human beings.
Inbreeding…I’m not kidding. It seems cousin shagging is all the rage amongst Islamic nations and peoples.
Nikolai Sennels is a Danish psychologist who has done extensive research into a little-known problem in the Muslim world: the disastrous results of Muslim inbreeding brought about by the marriage of first cousins.
This practice, which has been prohibited in the Judeo-Christian tradition since the days of Moses, was sanctioned by Muhammad and has been going on now for 1,400 years in the Muslim world. This practice of inbreeding will never go away, since Muhammad is the ultimate example and authority on all matters, including marriage.
The massive inbreeding in Muslim culture may well have done irreversible damage to the Muslim gene pool and extensive damage to its intelligence, sanity, and health.
According to Sennels, close to half of all Muslims in the world are inbred. In Pakistan, the number approaches 70%. Even in England, more than half of Pakistani immigrants are married to their first cousins, and in Denmark the number of inbred Pakistani immigrants is around 40%.
The numbers are equally devastating in other important Muslim countries: 67% in Saudi Arabia, 64% in Jordan and Kuwait, 63% in Sudan, 60% in Iraq, and 54% in the United Arab Emirates and Qatar. Read more »
An article in the paper yesterday sings the praises of State Houses in the past.
They were joyous places it says, and children were even named “Joy” as a response to the pleasure of the parents who had gained their first house, thanks to the state.
Perhaps they were. Or perhaps the memory of those housing estates has retrospective pink icing.
Yes the houses were good and solid, although surprisingly small by today’s standards. And they had big sections.
There is a “but” creeping in here! Read more »
When Gay marriage was being debated marriage itself came under the spotlight. All of a sudden we were asking ourselves..
What is marriage?
Is marriage about children?
Is marriage a religious institution or a secular one?
I wondered about the origins of marriage, the purpose of marriage and how it has evolved from the past to what we recognise as marriage now.
Adam Lusher at The Independent writes
In what may be interpreted as a victory for feminism and a sign that men now stand even less chance of winning an argument with their wives, researchers have discovered that marriages today have the best prospects of survival when partners have the same level of education.
The generation of husbands who married in the early 1990s, the researchers found, was also the first to be happy with wives who were as smart or smarter than them.
This, the study confirmed, was a reversal of the 1950s, when Marilyn Monroe starred in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, and when a marriage was most likely to last when a husband was better educated than his wife (and could presumably flatter him by saying that he knew best).
After her team analysed the fortunes of thousands of American couples who had married from the 1950s to 2004, Professor Christine Schwartz, of the University of Wisconsin, said they had discovered “trends towards a more egalitarian model of marriage in which women’s status is less threatening to men’s gender identity”.
Her findings suggest a seismic shift from the 1950s, where the man was traditionally the breadwinner, and the wife was expected, as one home economics textbook of the era advised, to “have dinner ready for him on time [and] offer to take off his shoes. Speak in a low, soft, soothing and pleasant voice”.
Can I just please add that the soft, soothing and pleasant voice doesn’t really need to be a casualty of feminism? You can be intelligent and have a soft, soothing and pleasant voice. Just sayin’ Read more »