Wednesday, August 26, 2009


The below news report was taken from, the popular third wave feminist site for young women. Much of third wave feminism incorporates spreading feminism around the world.

"Tens of thousands of people in Mali's capital, Bamako, have been protesting against a new law which gives women equal rights in marriage.
The law, passed earlier this month, also strengthens inheritance rights for women and children born out of wedlock.
Sigh. Perhaps even more depression-inducing is this quote from Hadja Sapiato Dembele of the National Union of Muslim Women's Associations: "A man must protect his wife, a wife must obey her husband...It's a tiny minority of women here that wants this new law - the intellectuals. The poor and illiterate women of this country - the real Muslims - are against it."


MY RESPONSE BELOW that I was unable to post there as for some reason it will not let me register. I am not sure if they blocked my IP or what. I have to post under the guise of a woman there as speech is highly censored on this site. As you may well know comment approval censorship is rampant on feminist sites or videos.

"The law, passed earlier this month, also strengthens inheritance rights for women and children born out of wedlock."

"A man must protect his wife, a wife must obey her husband"

So the law states by inference that a man is no longer required to protect, provide and make decisions that lead to these ends that the wife is supposed to support in earnest.

This is a real important step toward independence for women there! So the forced transference of inheritance of the man's wealth to a woman that has not married him and to a child that was born out of wedlock in this relationship is a great idea. It reminds me of our no-fault divorce law as well as alimony and child support.

It reminds me of what Vickie said over at ( "Vickie of Orlando e-mailed, "I receive a nice alimony check each month, eventually 50 percent of his Social Security, and upon his death, hundreds of thousands in life insurance. So why would I even think of getting married again?"

So since they have passed the law it looks like she does not even have to marry him to get inheritance and has all the rights out of wedlock. We need more laws like this here that help women and their children get support from men in or out of marriage. Here in the U.S. we have to marry first and as long as we don't remarry after divorce and meeting our new suitor and provider we get support from the old one as well. Why should women be forced into any arrangement with men and not be supported by them!!! I think it's a good law and I support the intellectual women there who came up with it. Men and government have the obligation to support independent women. We should not have to commit to men or family in order to support ourselves and our children.

Does the law create a reciprocal obligation that the woman has to do for the man in this arrangement? I think it seems fair on the surface but what does he get? I mean I suppose bearing children for him is something he gets. If she leaves him does she take the children as well like in the U.S. and other western nations? I mean I don't want to offend anyone but I'm just looking at both sides here..

It is no wonder "tens of thousands" of women and people are protesting this. These women value the sacred commitment of marriage and family, they honor and respect their husbands and their family. Give it time though, marriage, family and fatherhood will be destroyed there as well..

It seems to me that feminists are trying to build a culture of mutual disrespect between men and women. Resentment and disrespect is a reciprocal and compounding issue. This law is surely going to build resentment and disrespect toward women who are now able to rape men of their money out of wedlock.

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