The Maharastra Government gave its green signal to amend Section 125 of Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) which seeks to protect the pecuniary interests of the ‘other woman’. However, it would need the Centre’s stamp of approval to become a law. Live in relations will finally become legal in India and wives out of wedlock will become “heirs” along with their children. The caste and dowry system will vanish for ever. Education system of filling up of forms will change as well. Questions wherein one had to fill in the father’s name now will have just the guardian’s name. The sacrament of marriage will become inconsequential as it is made null and void by the court of India.
A relative sent this rather hysterical exerpt to me, apparently its on a blog somewhere. Yeah I know what bigamy means, and I know this legislation is making people, specially wives insecure. At the very outset, before I start getting hate mail, let me tell you that my sons and I know exactly what the consequences of “other women” and “other wives” is. We have seen it up close and personal, and suffered it.
But puhlees consider …. does it make any effin’ difference?
Sociologists and anthropologists tell us that men are polygamous by nature. They cant help it.
The reasons for such behaviour are creative to say the least.
Some of them “fall in love” with another woman and cant let go of their wives.
Some men think that the more women they have slept with, the more “face’ they have. Its a self esteem thing.
Some “sexy sirens” are so manipulative that they ensnare the poor dear with their charms.
Some other “main bechari” types need the dashing man’s protection. It is chivalry, you see, they have to take care of this poor lonely female.
Some men think that since they are successful and rich, they “can afford” two or more wives and families. They also give examples of the kings of yester-years and say, we can afford it.
So people, specially wives, freak on, rave and rant – it isn’t going to make an effin’ difference. This world will continue to spin on its slightly tilted axis, and never mind if a few families get derailed in the process.
I do not think bigamy per se is evil. If both the wives know and accept this situation, it is absolutely okay. The man is legally and morally bound to provide for both the ladies and all his children. Of course, the man deserves it.
He deserves the freakingly high phone bills
He deserves the living and housing expenses, specially the utility bills
He deserves the college expenses
He deserves to be yelled at by both his wives (preferably simultaneously with stereophonic sound effects)
He deserves the politics that arise out of two women competing to outdo each other
He deserves to sleep on the couch twice as much since both of them have a headache
Most of all, he deserves to have two mother-in-laws.