Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Probably my only serious post.

It really puts things into perspective, this kind of thing.

Just been reading an article on the BBC site about a Somanlian woman who has been stoned to death in her own country for commiting adultery.

Love really does seem to be one of the only forces that law and legislation cannot contain. It makes me so sad and so terribly grateful at the same time, that I live in a country where I can make my own romantic choices without fear of punishment. Surely these torturous methods exist to deter people, but in the end, there will always be those that will risk everything. Such is the nature of the beast.

Us cheaters in Britain have it lucky. I did a little research. Turns out infidelity is still illegal in some states in the US (you can get a life sentence in Michigan, or be charged with class 1 Felony in Wisconsin). It is punsihable by death across the Middle East - usually death by stoning. In India you get locked up.

So, next time I'm waiting on a wet street corner for James, cursing my unsuitable shoes and the SAD-inducing weather, I will take a breath and remind myself of how lucky I am in my freedom to choose. And it really is luck.

Love Michelle x


XOXO Wifey said...

Hey Shellya Baby,

Trust me when I say (or type!) I know what you mean:

I come from a background where this type of behaviour was once considered the right thing to do - the only difference being that in my immediate family the arrival of each new generation heralded a progressive watering down of such beliefs.

Although I can safely say that if my behaviour was to ever be found out I know that modern as my family may be I would still most definitely be disowned or maybe even worse..

(More info in my post entitled "The Dishonorable Side of Honor")

XOXO as always,


Anonymous said...

Some laws are just plain crazy. I so wish politicians would respectfully stay out of people's bedrooms (as well as many other groups).

yummy said...

I have thought of this many times when I am freely loving my 'new man'.

Having taken part in an article in a national newspaper, myself and fellow infidelity bloggers were verbally stoned. It frightened some so much they thought of taking their blogs down.

Some of the comments were downright nasty and shows that a woman's sexuality still threatens some men in our supposed free society today.

Must admit I had a wobble... but then realised that I was lucky enough to have this freedom of speech and will continue to use it to help me, connect with others and stick two fingers up to control.

Love the blog BTW.

Love Betty x