Are Both Sexes Equal in the Eye of Law?
Gender Equality: If Both Genders Are Equal, Why the Law Mandates That the Man Should Provide Maintenance to the Wife Without Means, in Case a Divorce? It Is Never the Other Way Round.
In the eyes of the law? Yes. In the eyes of the law enforcers? No. I don't know where you are, but I'm in the US, and actually maintenance can go either way -- though having it paid to either gender is now discouraged in the court system, at least in my state; the judges much prefer to settle on a division of the assets from the marriage and then child support to the primary custodial parent in the case of there being kids. As far as the law is concerned, gender isn't supposed to make a difference. That said, the law is enforced by humans, and as such there will be biases. There are judges who will never order a woman to pay her ex-husband maintenance because they believe that "a real man should be working," others may grant custody to a woman because "raising the kids is a woman's job" or to a man because "men are more emotionally stable." Maybe there was a domestic violence dispute, some judges will say that a woman hitting a man is not a crime while a man hitting a woman definitely is. A human's individual experiences will color their perception of the world, so therefore even the most dutiful judge will still have a slight bias whether they know it or not.
by Laurel Rogers 8 years ago
Thank God for civil rights!NPR BREAKING NEWS:Reports: California's Ban On Same-Sex Marriages Ruled UnconstitutionalA federal judge in San Francisco has overturned Proposition 8 in a landmark case that could eventually land before the U.S. Supreme Court. Two gay couples sued, claiming the...
by gcolefam1 6 years ago
Is gender role equality worth the cost it has on our society or have we gone to far?
by Lgali 9 years ago
I think both will be equal
by Arunix 5 years ago
Do you know the different between your mother and your mother-in-law
by Vishaaa 7 years ago
What is the best lesson you have ever learnt from opposite gender?
by lorraineapamplin 6 years ago
Are there any situations when I can treat a child as an equal ?
Copyright © 2019 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|