Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Price of Marriage

So I wanted to withdraw money from my pension account. I was told that if I were married, I would have to bring my husband's written permission in order to withdraw my money from my pension account. This is one of the most barbaric things I have heard recently. A permission? Like I'm some kind of a wayward child who can't make decisions about her own money? This just sounds so wrong. What if you've had a fight? You will be punished by losing access to your own money?

This is one among several practices within society that aims to punish those who work and make a living.

1 comment:

Pagan Topologist said...

This is gender neutral, at least. A married man also needs his wife's permission for such a withdrawal, as I recall.