I have always been on the opinion that women would eventually run this world. The moment we removed the need for physical dominance in society the playing field was made equal and ever since then women have been asking for a bigger piece of the pie. And please save me the ‘we were oppressed for so many years’ speech. If that was any valid reason then all Africans should be living a life of luxury sponsored by the West. In the West today (at least in UK), the man will be asked to leave the house if one must leave due to a domestic altercation. Why should the man have to leave even if he isn’t at fault? Verbal abuse is labelled ‘abuse’ and has anyone noticed how it is so normal for women to hit men? Even in movies you see it all the time and no one cares! I heard Nigeria now has a very active women’s union. I commend that, for the longest time women have been overly subjugated but we have to draw the line somewhere. Couples must be made aware that marriage is and will always be a risk of which both parties should be ready to take a loss. It seems like the legal system has so protected women that it has made the decision to get a divorce not just easy but appealing on some level. Men are out here losing houses after paying ten years worth of mortgage charges! And don’t even get me started on alimony and some of the ridiculously unfair child support bills being dished out. In my opinion there should be a standard child support fee, or at least a reasonable maximum.
– Nas: In December 2009, the rapper was ordered to pay more than $51,000 per month to his ex-wife, singer Kelis (isn’t the woman loaded too), and their son.
– Martin Brodeur: In March 2009, the New Jersey Devils goalie was ordered to pay his ex-wife $500,000 a year in alimony until 2020, as well as $132,000 in annual child support.
– Russell Simmons: In February 2009, the hip-hop mogul agreed to pay $40,000 per month in child support for his daughters Ming and Aoki with ex-wife Kimora Lee Simmons. The payments were to continue until both girls reach 19 1/2.
– Britney Spears: In July 2008, months after erratic behavior landed her in the hospital and saw her father appointed conservator of her estate, the pop singer reached a settlement with ex-husband Kevin Federline that had her paying him $20,000 per month in child support.
Anyone see something funny in these numbers? I used to think common sense was enough to handle most of these cases but clearly I was wrong. Anybody remembers Paul and Heather? I will advise every man looking to get married to sign a prenuptial agreement if you don’t want to be living under a car when she leaves your ass. Men have been reported to lose as much as 77% of their net worth following a divorce. No wonder divorced men are prone to suicide. And even when we remarry alimony to the ex-wife still takes precedence over our new expense. I could go on about this and throw more stats at you but it’s time for my morning coffee. I leave you with this: