It is seen by some women as a technologically convenient way to find a “part-time” husband. But the appeal of secondwife.com is driven by men drawn to the “Muslim polygamy matchmaking” site, as its British founder boasts that it has more than 100,000 users, a quarter of them in the UK.
I may or may not approve of the idea of two mothers in law but it’s not up to me to decide how others should live their lives.
Jess Phillips, a Labour member of the Commons women and equalities committee, said: “The popularity of this site worries me deeply. This site should be outlawed for UK use and follow the law in the UK which does not allow this. Women are not a commodity, they are not domestic slaves. People cannot be collected like ornaments.”
And that’s the point at which you can fuck off. For two entirely disconnected reasons.
The unimportant one is that the moment you start to ban things like this – and no, it’s not illegal – you’re also banning polyamory and the domestic lifestyles of a large portion of our own lumpenproletariat.
The important one is that it isn’t for you to decide, as with me, how consenting adults live their lives. If some wish to be second wives, or long term mistresses, or don’t, then fuck off, nowt to do with you nor me. For the aim of a liberal state is that as many people as possible get to live how they wish. That’s actually the point.