A Delhi Judge Has Refused Alimony And Advised The Wife To Find A Job. Now That’s Equality! [link]
This opinion was shared on facebook, in response to this news, Delhi court asks woman to find job, not to seek alimony from husband.
Now, I will not go into the specifics of this case, and it’s true that alimony or maintenance are not the answer to:
How can the society ensure that marriage (and homemaking) does not result in women becoming financially dependent on their husbands? [click to read]
Maybe, alimony should be replaced with:
Right to self reliance: where spouse, parents, society and the laws should not be permitted to hinder self reliance in women. [Case1, Case 2, Case 3, case 4, case 5, case 6]
Denial of education and opportunities, gender based biases in inheritance rights [Link], forced marriages (especially and frequently where women are not self reliant) [case1, case 2, case 3]
Keeping children (especially girl children) and spouse in dependence to control their self reliance and choices should be forbidden and also compensated.
Equality at workplace – discrimination at work places due to, for instance – parenthood (mainly for mothers, rarely for fathers) etc should be taken seriously. link1, link 2, link3, link4, link5]
Joint matrimonial property rights: Both the partners should have equal rights on everything they make during the time they are married – to be divided equally/fairly in case of divorce. [Case1, case 2, case 3, case 4, case 5, Case 6]
Parental leave – instead of maternity leave, which assumes that men are the providers and women are provided for. This would also acknowledge and reinforce the role of fathers as parents and their equal responsibility in parenting. [Case1, Case 2, Case 3, Case 4]
And if a woman demands equality, she should behave exactly like a male…
‘Will it be possible for Indian women to negotiate a postnup when finding a mate is a feat in itself?’
Society benefits immensely from childbearing, childrearing, and caregiving work that currently goes unpaid.
Should women be given a share in residential property of the husband, including inherited and inheritable property?
“Her husband has told her she can leave if she wishes, she does not have a steady income of her own.”
When a newly married Indian woman gives up her career, what else does she give up?
An email from a Mother in law.
My Dreams Are More Precious Than Yours
Why Scandinavian women make the rest of the world jealous.
Marriage counseling: “You are working, it does not mean you can talk this way.”
Some basic questions on joint family finances and daughters in law.
Pre-Nuptial Contracts in India
How can forced marriages be prevented when the person being married off is dependent on the people forcing them to be married off?
“What if I let go the gold and money, not that I am rich, but they won’t give me a divorce easily…”