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China on the Cutting Edge of Women’s Rights!- Chinese Women Will now Be Able to Know Their Husbands Wealth!

Posted by w_thames_the_d on July 27, 2010


WTF?
In China, women will now be able to know the wealth of their hubbies? Hmm I guess after 5000 years, they figure it is fair to give the ladies a peek at the old bank statement eh? I find this to be truly bizarre, I know that spousal abuse is common and rampant, and women are in many ways second class citizens, but I had no idea that they could not have access to the family wealth. This is shocking!

chinadaily excerpt:
“Women will have the right to check their husband’s wealth, according to new drafted regulations issued by Qingdao legislative authority and cited by China National Radio. The draft regulations aim to better protect the rights of women and give access to information normally only see by the male in the household.

The debate has been stirred by public feeling as some hail the draft as a feasible tool to safeguard the rights of married women who tend to be in a disadvantaged position.”

One Response to “China on the Cutting Edge of Women’s Rights!- Chinese Women Will now Be Able to Know Their Husbands Wealth!”

  1. haha – every married chinese women i know is already in complete control of the purse strings!

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