It’s hard to believe in this day in age but women still get treated differently than men just because they’re women. Sure, we’ve come a long way since the days when it wasn’t even legal for women to wear pants, but check out these examples of shameless sexism, which all happened more recently than you’d think.
Bad Housekeeping – A man had his wife arrested for not cooking and cleaning for him “properly.” It sounds like an ancient practice, but would you believe it happened last month?! In February, an Italian man had his wife arrested for mistreatment of the family. Her big crime? Not cooking or cleaning to his satisfaction. So who did he think was going to clean up after him while she was in jail?
In Logan, Utah, women couldn’t legally cuss – This one is just ridiculous because it’s still technically illegal for women to cuss in Logan, Utah.
Ban on Pants – You’d think it had to be a really long time ago when a lawmaker was fighting hard to keep women from wearing pants in public, right? Sadly, it was just last year! Montana state legislator David Moore wanted to legally ban women from wearing yoga pants in public in 2015. The upside was that he also wanted to keep people from wearing Speedos, which seems like a more decent idea.
Getting Remarried – Divorce is the worst but it really was worse for Japanese women, who until this year had to wait six months after a divorce to get remarried. How long did men have to wait to remarry?They didn’t have to! And now it’s a little better for women, who now only have a 100-day waiting period before getting remarried, but men still don’t have a waiting period.
8-Year-Old Unable to Divorce – Because of a lack of age requirements for getting married, an eight-year old girl was forced to marry a 58-year old man. What year do you think she was denied a request for divorce? 2008! The Saudi Arabian girl was forced to marry the much older man by her father and the court denied her mom’s request for a divorce until the girl reaches puberty and can file for divorce herself. How scary is that!