While it is not clear where or when the video was filmed, the clip definitely left many people reeling with anger due to the "regressive" union.
Marriage between two people signifies the beginning of two people in love who have chosen to make ot official. Promises are made, vows exchanged, and a lifetime of commitment is made to be true to one another and be there for each other through the ups and downs of life. But for one man, the promises and vows seem to hold value only on one end, while he continued to marry women more like a hobby. He recently married for the 37th time, and no, he isn't separated from his other partners. He continues to live with most of them and their children, reports News18.
The shocking 45-second clip of the man marrying his 37th wife was shared on Twitter by IPS officer Rupin Sharma. BRAVEST MAN..... LIVING. 37th marriage in front of 28 wives, 135 children, and 126 grandchildren, wrote Sharma, probably hinting a sexist joke on the sheer arguments he may be having at home given the number of wives. Unlike Sharma, the fact the man was allowed to do this seems to be the bigger problem for many, especially seeing the age gap between him and his latest wife. While it is not clear where or when the video was filmed, the clip definitely left many people reeling with anger for marrying so many women. Meanwhile, there were some who wondered if they were indeed living in the 21st century.
BRAVEST MAN..... LIVING— Rupin Sharma IPS (@rupin1992) June 6, 2021
37th marriage in front of 28 wives, 135 children and 126 grandchildren.👇👇 pic.twitter.com/DGyx4wBkHY
Responding to the post, one user PHU_KANS wrote, "Don't know what to say. Just we want a law to stop this type of nonsense." Another condemned the person who posted it, calling him "brave" for marrying so many women. "You should be ashamed to name him bravest man? Is it coz you are so coward to enact this practice, that you are finding it satisfying seeing him?" expressed user Nasablock. Agreeing with this comment, user @GretnGold shared, "True, I do not know how marrying someone is bravery and that too an IPS thinks its bravery.....it could be termed perversion but bravery how?"
Whats so brave about it? A disgusting and tragic example of male privilege and lowly status of the female in some societies even today. Sorry sir, this is not even funny— Backpack & Explore (@backpacknxplore) June 10, 2021
Another user @shuvradey1 noted, "What kind of bravery is this.... would rather consider it brave enough if he had stuck on to only one wife. He is only making a fool of himself." Next, Twitter user ReshamRaj claimed, "Not Brave! This incident is totally barbaric and medieval !! Totally insane, shameful, and ridiculous. It's Patriarchy in full blossom." While some pointed out how "regressive" the union was, others noted that the bride and all the other women looked "happy" in the video and that there was nothing wrong with his actions.
Recently a Zimbabwe man came under fire for a similar situation as he expressed his wish to extend his family by marrying someone for the 17th time. The man identified as 66-year old war veteran Mishek Nyandoro already has 16 wives and 151 children. However, he insisted he wanted more, as he claimed his main job was to "satisfy" his wives who do all the house chores and provide for him. If that didn't sound ridiculous, he went on to say that his "target" was to marry 100 women so he can have 1000 children before he dies. Unsurprisingly, Nyandoro is unemployed and all his household expenses are covered by his sons who hold government jobs. His most recent marriage was in 2017, after which he decided to take a break. However, now Nyandoro feels like he is ready to wed someone again.
A retired Zimbabwean war veteran,Father of 151 children,says his full-time job is ‘satisfying’ his 16 wives.— Dr Adriannaכבוד אלוהים (@AdriannatPk) May 12, 2021
Misheck Nyandoro, 66, says he sleeps with four of his wives every night and is even getting ready to marry his 17th bride. pic.twitter.com/k2Sgb2VkJC
Cover image source: Twitter | Rupin Sharma IPS