Monday, September 12, 2005

Party aims to ban marriage

Euro feminist news:
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.
This is so goofy that it sounds like a parody.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Your comment about the six hour work day being a way to get mens votes shows you know very little about Swedish politics. In Sweden the six hour work day is a classic "woman's issue", has been promoted by women's organisations within the established political parties for decades. It is, if anything, a way to show that they are in touch with traditional Swedish feminist politics, as well, and not only about glbt-rights and queer issues.