Thursday, 8 May 2014

Marriage Bill: Are polyandrous unions are a good idea?

Should ladies fight for this?

Women should also be allowed to have two husbands- if the second one is over 40. If that was to happen, the number of senior bachelors in this neighborhood and my village will drastically reduce. I said 40 not 25 or 65- for purposes of getting some support from a section of the church, a nod from Maendeleo ya Wanaume and a pat on the back from other feminists- the media too won't see the big story so there will be no buzz around that wedding!

Back to our plot| where I live and there's a straight guy~ mid 40s, still does his laundry, dishes and makes his chapatis~ so eligible. The dude doesn't drink, leaves early and is always in the house before 9pm. I would recommend this guy any day to any unhappily married woman out there. Def the guy deserves a single lady but at 40 he has seen them all and perhaps just wants to be with his teenage sweetie who left him and got married to another guy.

However this would really complicate issues~ who moves in or out? Who will have the remote during prime time news? What if one says the salt was too much while the other asked for the salt shaker? How much sugar is okay for them? What about the different size, colour and look + feel of the boxers in the bathroom wall? Ugly! Who sits where? Who gets to slaughter the chicken and have the thighs? If one of them is Luhya sijui itakukuwaje! Choma that mbuzi over Xmas? Both guys? No! One will burn the ribs and pin it on the other one. Sunday outings? The mlevi one wants a place with a bar, the other one thinks snacks in the arboretum is a great idea~utaenda wapi! Watoto je? Come to extended family relations~how will you manage two mother in laws and keep them happy? Most women can't handle one so why add another one?

There's a Swahili saying that goes like "Fahali wawili hawakai zizi moja" so the woman has to split days between the guys~ two homes.
Think of a situation where one of the guys is explaining to the kids why their mum is with Uncle| Baba X for the weekend~ how about the telling yo kids unaenda holiday na yule mwingine just baba yao hana pesa?

Now I will leave the ladies to decide if polyandrous unions are a good idea. Should you fight for that?

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