Monday, September 12, 2005

And Now, From Sweden,The Feminist Initiative

The following is an article from Ananova.

A new political party in Sweden says it will abolish marriage if it gets into power.

The Feminist Initiative, which expects more than 20% of the vote in next year's election, claims marriage "is not about love, but about ownership".

FI founder Tiina Rosenberg, said: "Instead of marriage we want to promote a co-habitation law that ignores gender and allows more than two people in a partnership."

But she said in allowing relationships to involve more than two people, the FI did not want Sweden to fall back into a "patriarchal structure" with one man having a harem of women.

"A man who lives with eight women in a patriarchal structure, where the man decides and the women obey is not what we are aiming for," said Rosenberg.

And in order to encourage men to vote for them as well, the party's all-female board is also calling for the introduction of a six-hour working day.

I'd say these people have too much time on their hands already.


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Anonymous said...

I find the entire concept of abolishing marriage very interesting. Certainly marriage seems to doom women to picking up after men and doing domestic chores for at least two people and usually for four or five forever. Women wait on men all over the world and it's pretty sickening when one gives it a bit of deep thought. Betty Jo

BobG said...

No one is forced to get married and not every marriage is as you describe. Thanks for the comment.