Swazi king to wed 14th wife

Discussion in 'Ethics, Morality, & Justice' started by arauca, Sep 17, 2013.

  1. arauca Banned Banned

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    Swaziland's King Mswati III has chosen an 18-year-old beauty pageant contestant as his 14th wife, a palace spokesman said Tuesday, days before a much-criticised parliamentary vote.

    "I can confirm that the king has introduced to the nation a new liphovela (royal fiancee)," said Ludzidzini palace governor Timothy Mtetwa.

    Mswati, a 45-year-old who is sub-Saharan Africa's last absolute monarch, introduced Sindiswa Dlamini at a Reed Dance celebration over the weekend, Mtetwa told AFP.

    She wore red feathers on her head -- a sign of royalty.

    The young woman graduated from Mbabane's St. Francis High School last year and is a finalist in the Miss Cultural Heritage beauty pageant. The winner will be announced on September 28.

    The king has come under fire for his household's lavish lifestyle while the tiny mountain kingdom's 1.2 million people struggle to make a living.

    Mswati reportedly has a personal fortune of around $200 million (152 euros) and the UN estimates that 70 percent of his 1.2 million subjects live below the poverty line.

    He has steadfastly resisted reforms.

    http://news.yahoo.com/swazi-king-wed-14th-wife-000302679.html

    Is he sexist ? He will rotate wife every 14 days and will have a rest every 15 days
     
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  3. wegs Matter & Pixie Dust Valued Senior Member

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    He's way beyond sexist. I try not to judge people but his actions are deplorable. Hard to believe there are still men who think that women are little more than trophies or property to "acquire." Sad that some women settle for so far less than they deserve.

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    Thank God your seed did not fall into Africa among the Masai , you would be worth 3 cow and 2 pigs and one chicken
     
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    I think I will take what you say here as a blessing!

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    It's a shame...
    Definitely heads way above sexism, mr, arauca!

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    Sexism: 1. attitudes or behavior based on traditional stereotypes of sexual roles; 2. discrimination or devaluation based on a person's sex, as in restricted job opportunities; especially, such discrimination directed against women.

    He clearly qualifies as a sexist under both definitions.
     
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    Great he passed your test, and so some Mormons
     
  10. Fraggle Rocker Staff Member

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    Indeed. But so do a lot of other people. Mostly male.

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