Someone sent me this article on Facebook yesterday and asked me to write about the issue of second or third marriage in the context of our country, Pakistan.
I have not heard about the writer of this column before or about his views. So it’s only about the contents of this article that I am concerned with. Before I share my views, I’d like to throw three questions:
1. Second marriage: Does it warrant a discussion? At all? Or, is it a non-issue? Because we have so many other worries on our heads – economy, Taliban, infrastructure, military-political rift, Indian elections, law & order, target killings, bomb blasts, BLA?
2. Is is okay/safe to talk about this issue in our society in a non-emotive manner, without some backlash from a vast majority of my female alumni (in 1’000’s)? A very large alumni come from a course I run called ‘Women in Leadership’. They may unfriend me from FB, LinkedIn, or start hating me lest their spouses read this piece on their walls/in their newsfeed.
3. Most of my alumni are West-educated, which legally prohibits second marriage. So, their worldview is formed in the halls of Oxford or American universities. Shall we attempt to see second marriage from their perspective? Or, our country’s social perspective?
What do you think? Let me hear from you, before I make some comments.