“Mothers were given the talent to bear children. That talent doesn’t belong to men. When a man says he wants to get married to another man, we in Zimbabwe don’t accept it. We can’t talk of women’s rights at all if we go in that direction. It will lead to extinction. Our customs look down on women as inferior. Men pay cattle and money to get a wife and expect women to obey them. Women will surely lose. Men say that women are not as knowledgeable as us. The attitude of men still despises women.” – Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe, speaking at an HIV/AIDS conference.