|November 26, 2003|
Are alimony laws sexist?
Don't get me started on this. The whole concept of alimony is absurd, in my opinion.
*shrug* I don't know. I've never been involved in alimony.
If alimony laws are applied only for the benefit of one sex, they are sexist. If both sexist have a right to alimony under certain conditions, then there is no discrimination
Yes and so's the draft.
Surely that depends on how the alimony laws are written. There is nothing sexist is providing money for a spouse who has curtailed education, left the world of paid employment, or made career sacrifices whether for the sake of the home and children, or for enabling the other spouse to pursue a more demanding career.
yes because mostly only men have to pay them
As far as I know, alimony is based on the financial standing of each party and to what extent a divorce will adversly affect one party over the other. If men on average end up paying more alimony than women it is more likely the result of an imbalance workplace compensation. Of my married family and friends, most of the husbands seem to make at least a third to double what the wives do. Is that sexist?
NO. I think it is important if someone can stay home and raise their children. And if one person does that and puts their career on hold, and the marriage dissolves, then they should be compensated for their time
would say that nowadays they are a little sexist but they didnt start
out like that. they come from a time when women truly needed it. there
werent that many women in the work force and women didnt have high paying
jobs that could support themselves and kids. nowadays though women have
fought for equality and i think it would nice and funny to see a woman
It seems that there is precedent for alimony laws being applied to both men and women, so I'd say now. At least in the US.